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May 21, 2015

Banning Cellphones Leads to Higher Test Scores, U.K. Study Finds

U.K. researchers found that banning cellphones effectively added an hour of instructional time per week. Low-achieving and at-risk students saw the largest benefits.

May 08, 2015

Atlanta Test-Cheating Scandal Hurt Reading Performance, Study Finds

Researchers from Atlanta-based Georgia State University also found little evidence that the cheating had a significant effect on student attendance or behavior.

April 14, 2015

Former Atlanta Educators Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Test-Cheating Case

Almost all the defendants will spend time behind bars, a reality that hit home hard for some in the courtroom. Audible crying and sobbing could be heard as Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter handed down the first of the sentences.

April 13, 2015

Convicted Educators, Supporters Plead for Leniency in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

The judge put off sentencing the educators for their roles in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams; he's urging their defense attorneys to work out sentencing agreements with the district attorney.

April 01, 2015

Jury Finds 11 Atlanta Educators Guilty in Cheating Trial

Jurors found that the educators conspired to artificially inflate tests scores by changing answers or guiding students to fill in correct responses on a 2009 state test.

March 05, 2015

Math, Science Gender Gaps Wider Among High Achievers, Analysis Shows

Fifteen-year-old girls are more likely to be proficient in reading, mathematics, and science than their male peers, according to a new analysis. But among top-performing students, girls do worse than boys in math and science.

December 19, 2014

ACLU's 'Right to Read' Lawsuit Heads to Michigan Supreme Court

The suit claims the state of Michigan and Highland Park school district failed to provide an adequate education for students.

October 01, 2014

Test Scores to Count for Less in New York City School Accountability

The new accountability system, announced by Chancellor Carmen FariƱa on Wednesday, ditches the A-F letter grades utilized during the Michael R. Bloomberg era.

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.

April 03, 2014

Maryland Bill Delaying Tests for Teacher Evaluation Headed to Gov. O'Malley

Teacher evaluations linked to test scores would be delayed under a Maryland bill awaiting the governor's signature.

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