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May 27, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Rigid IQ-Score Cutoff in Capital Cases

The justices rule 5-4 that a state may not set an IQ score of 70 or below as the rigid cutoff that would permit it to execute a person with an intellectual disability in a capital case.

May 22, 2014

Oklahoma Ends Retention Policy for 3rd Graders Who Fail Reading Test

In Oklahoma, thousands of students will now be able to move from 3rd to 4th grade despite having failed a state standardized reading test.

May 21, 2014

Louisiana Bill Would Let IEP Teams Make Graduation, Promotion Decisions

High-stakes tests are a barrier for students, say supporters, but the proposed policy will result in lowered expectations for students, other advocacy groups say.

May 21, 2014

Testing Landscape Fragments as More States Opt Out of Consortium Tests

An Education Week analysis of all the states' testing plans shows that although most states belong to one of the assessment consortia, many plan to use other tests in 2014-15.

May 19, 2014

Revoking the Common Standards: An Idea Under Consideration in Several States

Not long ago, Indiana became the first state to "un-adopt" the Common Core State Standards. But Indiana might soon have company.

May 16, 2014

Parents, Educators, Advocates Support 'Taking Back Our Schools' Rally in N.Y.C.

A New York City-based rally will aim to unite supporters seeking the elimination of high-stakes testing and corporate influence in public schools.

May 15, 2014

Michigan Joins Ranks of States Uncertain About Common Core Tests

Michigan has become the most recent state to face big questions about its assessment plans under the Common Core State Standards.

May 14, 2014

Fewer Than 40 Percent of Seniors Are Prepared for College, NAEP Analysis Finds

Based on a new analysis from the NAEP governing board, only 39 percent of 12th graders are ready for entry-level college courses in math and 38 percent in reading.

May 14, 2014

What the NAEP Data Tell Us About Seniors' Interests and Experiences

The latest round of NAEP results for 12th graders delves into a variety of contextual factors, including math courses students have taken and their attitudes toward reading.

May 12, 2014

NAEP Stagnation: Do Shifting Demographics Explain It?

What accounts for the stagnation in NAEP reading and math achievement over time? It's complicated.

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