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Parent: How to Support Your Teenager Through Standardized Tests

Prior to the Test

Be knowledgeable about the test

What is the test and what will it quantify?

Will the test outcomes influence your kid, school, or both? 411 more words

Academic

Can Florida honors students be held back if they 'opt out' of state tests?

Parents in six Florida counties are suing school officials and school boards after a number of third graders were not allowed to move on to the fourth grade because their parents had chosen to pull them out of Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) reading tests. 78 more words

Christian Science Monitor

Testing Backlash Will Harm Disadvantaged Kids

Diane Ravitch explains (again) why she no longer supports the Common Core standards. She gets as column in The New York Times for this because she’s not just any old disaffected wordsmith. 1,014 more words

Education & Training

What Every Texan Should Know about The Bush Family and Pearson Testing

One afternoon when I was driving downtown to attend a fiction-writing class I had the chance to hear an interview on the radio of an educator who had received notoriety for her many years of service in teaching and administration in Title 1 schools  and for her success in working with improving schools.   1,191 more words

ACT Senior Retake Opportunity

The Tennessee Department of Education announced on August 3, 2016 the launch of the statewide ACT Senior Retake Opportunity that provides every eligible high school senior, meaning any public school student who took the ACT as a junior, the ability to retake the ACT free of charge on Saturday, Oct. 110 more words

Standardized Tests

Millions of STAARS

Free your child blog is my quiet little way of protesting what is happening to children everywhere.  At the root of starting a democratic Sudbury model school in 2001 and then becoming a Waldorf teacher in 2007 and helping to start a new Waldorf school in 2009 in my area was my fervent refusal to hand over my children to the public school system when they became kindergartners. 692 more words