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The Hartford CourantThe state plans to take steps to avoid "double-testing" students next year while it transitions from the Connecticut Mastery Test to a new computerized test called "Smarter Balanced." The move comes as a result of a letter issued Tuesday by U.S....
More than half of the teachers and staff at Crenshaw High School, including two teachers union representatives, are being displaced by a campus reorganization process ordered by L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy. The school board in January endorsed Deasy's...
Re: "Apodaca: New SAT? How about 'Game of Thrones' style" (May 19): As an application evaluator for UC Irvine, I share many of Patrice Apodaca's concerns over the SAT. She didn't even mention the proliferation of SAT-prep courses that give students, who...
It's rare for a high school junior to earn a top score of 2400 on the SAT college test. It's even more uncommon to notch a composite top score of 36 on the ACT test. But Aseem Jha, a 17-year-old at Naperville North High School, recently found out that...
The job of veteran teacher Ricardo Gonzales was on the line before a state review panel. He's a respected elementary school instructor who tutors students and coaches soccer on his own time. But the L.A. Unified School District wanted to fire him...
Many of us believe the college admissions process has spiraled out of control. Plenty among us also feel that our education system has become too test-centric. And at the intersection of the two lies the SAT, the most dreaded, derided and feared test...
A recent op-ed article in the Washington Post warned against overusing students' standardized test scores in evaluating how well teachers are doing their jobs. There would be no surprise about that — if it had been penned by the leader of a teachers...
Daily American Staff WriterAs the annual standardized tests are being administered in Pennsylvania schools starting this week, a movement is growing among parents to opt out of the tests. North Star Superintendent Shawn Kovac said the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests...
The bile flowed freely in the first round of L.A.'s school board elections in March, fueled by unprecedented sums of campaign money. To what end? Listening to the ads of the self-styled reformers, you'd have thought that charter schools were the...
In an era where test scores dominate discussions about education, a handful of schools received state recognition Friday for their physical fitness programs. Other groups were singled out for arts programs or career education. Warren High School in...
Professional word merchants can get a little insecure when some unjournalist comes along and does a better job of putting passages together. It happens to me all too often. I'll write a column filled with dazzling piquancy and logic, and along comes...
New state rules will slash the number of Broward County students eligible for Bright Futures scholarships, according to an analysis by the University of South Florida in Tampa. The Legislature in 2011 toughened critieria so that students entering...
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