standardized tests


The Obama administration is aiming to limit school testing.

Putting kids to the test a little less

Oct 26, 2015
President Obama has called on Congress to reduce over-testing in schools.
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Pearson nears deal to sell the Financial Times

Jul 23, 2015
Standardized testing may have something to do with the decision.
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Senate votes to revise No Child Left Behind

Jul 17, 2015
Negotiators must now reconcile the bill with the version passed in the House.
Posted In: No Child Left Behind, standardized tests, testing

U.S. colleges to recruit in Cuba

Jun 19, 2015
Testing service will be offering admissions exams in the island nation.
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Florida takes steps to limit standardized testing

Apr 10, 2015
A new bill would cap the hours students spend taking state and district exams.
Posted In: standardized tests, common core, Florida, testing, education law
It was a cheesy week.

Fun Fact Friday: Much ado about macaroni and cheese

Mar 20, 2015
A look at the week that was plus a few fun facts from this week in news.
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Left, Elena Ritter in her Baltimore home with her children Eva, 19 months, Luke, 6, and Brooklyn, 9. Brooklyn is sitting out the PARCC assessment.

Parents weigh the lessons of common core testing

Mar 18, 2015
As more families opt out, some wrestle with explaining the choice to their kids.
Posted In: common core, standardized tests, testing
A teacher at work in her third-grade class in Chicago.

British publisher cashes in on American education

Feb 10, 2015
Pearson makes money, even without results, off America's obsession with academics.
Posted In: Education, standardized tests, textbooks
Students in a third-grade class in Chicago.

Backlash over standardized testing expected to continue

Dec 29, 2014
Marketplace correspondent Amy Scott talks about what will make education news in 2015.
Posted In: common core, Education, 2015, standardized tests

Quiz: Putting college-bound students to the test

Aug 22, 2014
ACT scores show many students still are not prepared for college.
Posted In: standardized tests, college, applying to college, test scores