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Texas Fines Testing Vendor $5.7M, Demands $15M In Upgrades

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AUSTIN (AP) — Texas is fining the company that administers statewide standardized tests $5.7 million — and ordering it to invest $15 million in future safeguards — after computer glitches caused problems for students and school districts last academic year. 106 more words


Standardized Testing

I have written a number of times about my feelings with regards standardized testing.    (You can read some of my previous postings here – Some thoughts on Data… 512 more words


We need to think

The Need to Think

Aussie Friends of Treehorn
  encouraging adults to think sensitively, to care for kids, to make wise choices….with their hearts in gear, their pens active and their votes available . 139 more words

Applying to College

Over the years, the college admissions process has become much more complicated and competitive. If you’re a rising senior and you haven’t really given your college applications much thought yet, you might just find yourself in over your head when school starts again in the fall and suddenly it is upon you. 432 more words

How many times should you take the SAT or ACT?

There is no magic number for how many times a student should take the SAT or ACT. For some students, taking the test once may be enough. 855 more words


My experience with the PASS standardized test for homeschoolers

This year my nine-year-old is in the third grade, and according to the law in Georgia, I’m required to have him tested every three years, starting in the 3rd grade.  1,020 more words