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Standardized Testing: A Flawed System

Day Two Hundred and Forty Two

Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by standardized tests…

Me. I’m raising my hand. Hell I’m raising both my hands. 50 more words

365 Days

Weekly News Roundup: State Superintendent Resigns, Comptroller Questions Contract with Pearson

State Superintendent Resigns: Lillian Lowery announced on Friday that she is resigning from her job as Maryland schools superintendent. She will take a job as CEO of an education non-profit in Columbus, Ohio. 304 more words

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5 tips for SAT Subject Test success

When it comes to standardized college admissions exams, most students will take either the ACT, the SAT or both. However, some colleges require that potential students additionally take one or more SAT Subject Tests. 783 more words

COLLEGE CHOICE

Math, Reading, and Writing SAT Scores Listed by School

by Genevieve Demos Kelley

How well did county students do on the 2014 SAT? In the table below, each PGCPS high school’s average (mean) SAT subscores in critical reading, mathematics, and writing are given below, along with the mean composite score. 493 more words

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PDK/Gallup Poll: Views differ by race

People of color have a different view of their community schools than do white people. That’s an important take-away from the 2015 PDK/Gallup Poll, released Sunday. 566 more words

Taking the GRE in Malaysia (Logistics)

I recently took the GRE, and had some uncertainties about the whole test-taking process that were not addressed on the GRE Web site or any of the standard responses. 484 more words

Malaysia

The Purpose

The Public School Education System (sorry about the redundancy) is the most controversial institution ever created by the U.S. Government. Not only does it waste a scintillating mind by forcing it to endure 8 years of repetitive education (information which it could absorb in half the time), but it also demands the same mind to regurgitate the fed knowledge on multiple “standardized tests”. 225 more words