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Commentary: On Equal Access to Standardized Tests

The College Board recently made an announcement that will benefit students with disabilities who wish to take standardized tests for college admission. Starting in 2017, most students who receive test accommodations through an… 350 more words

Final Rules For K-12 Standardized Testing Released

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to reduce test-taking in America’s classrooms, the Obama administration has released final rules to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must take each year. 567 more words


Helping some of the victims

The children who were harmed by the notorious Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal are finally getting some help, sort of.  A story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution… 605 more words


Why I’ve been silent

I know my last post was March 2015. This is not an excuse; it’s an explanation, and a poignant lesson on speaking out, especially in these dark times we find ourselves in. 698 more words


Standardized testing: measuring students or the state?

“Okay class, no phones are allowed out during the testing time. You must use a No. 2 pencil and your pre-approved calculator,” said Mr. Brown, testing instructor. 451 more words


Loy Norrix Protests State School Conditions and Standardized Tests

Bleary eyed high schoolers trudge through a crowd gathered in front of the main entrance to Loy Norrix. As the dark sky lightened, the air was filled with chanting. 695 more words

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Festus on Top Again in JeffCo MAP Test Scores

It is time once again to review the performance of Jefferson County schools on the most recent standardized tests.

The following table ranks our 11 school districts by average MAP test score across the four subjects. 365 more words

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