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Stories with subject: Education standards
  • GOP bill would require civics test to graduate high school 
    Updated: May-04-15 6:40 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin students would have to pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test to graduate from high school under a new Republican bill moving through the Legislature despite educators' misgivings.

  • Texas Senate votes to scrap high school steroids testing 
    Updated: May-04-15 1:28 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Senate has voted to scrap the state's high school steroids testing program after more than 60,000 tests caught just a handful of cheaters since 2007.

  • Texas the front line on high school ECG debate 
    Updated: May-03-15 2:52 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Cody Stephens was trying to shed some of the 290 pounds from his 6-foot-9 frame before graduating high school and attending his first college football training camp three summers ago when he took a nap and didn't wake up. The autopsy showed he had an enlarged heart, which gave out.

  • Officials: High participation across Colorado for new tests 
    Updated: May-02-15 1:03 pm

    DENVER - On the eve of the first round of Common Core testing, the Colorado State Board of Education declared its support for parents' right to choose to keep their children from being assessed.

  • Common Core testing contracts steered to closed-door review 
    Updated: May-01-15 1:31 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is scrutinizing the education department's testing contract plans, giving them a closed-door review Friday as the two sides remain in a dispute over the Common Core standards.

  • New York to release some test data July 1 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 3:17 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York education officials say they'll release some results of the statewide English and math exams earlier than usual, on July 1.

  • State Board of Education to review Common Core standards 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 8:37 am

    PHOENIX - The State Board of Education has voted to create a committee to review Arizona's Common Core standards for math and reading.

  • State education board holding hearings on MCAS, PARCC tests 
    Updated: Apr-26-15 10:40 am

    BOSTON - The state board of education is launching a series of public forums this week about which of two statewide student assessment tests Massachusetts should adopt.

  • Bill would allow Illinois students to opt out of state tests story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-15 9:47 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - As new standardized tests tied to the Common Core standards spark debate around the country, the Illinois Legislature is considering a bill that lays out exactly how students can opt out of the state assessment tests.

  • States take on Common Core test makers as schools stop exams 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 7:19 pm

    LAS VEGAS - States are positioning themselves to hold the test makers accountable over the botched Common Core assessments, as it becomes more likely that some schools won't be able to meet the federal testing mandate.

  • Kansas Wesleyan 2015 graduates will be accredited 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 12:22 pm

    SALINA, Kansas - Students graduating from Kansas Wesleyan's nursing program on May 9 will have degrees with national accreditation, even though the school voluntarily withdrew from its accrediting organization in March, university officials said.

  • Seattle high school juniors boycott state test 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 9:52 am

    SEATTLE - High school juniors have been playing hooky this week, but not just to blow off steam. The students are protesting the state's new tests tied to the Common Core standards.

  • Task force starts hearings on Common Core standards story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-15 7:02 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A governor-appointed task force studying whether the Common Core education standards are a good fit for Arkansas held the first of several daylong hearings Thursday at the state Capitol.

  • Assembly Republicans to pass school testing pause bill 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 1:43 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Responding to pressure from parents and teachers upset with the troubled rollout of a new statewide test that grade-school students are taking this spring, Assembly Republicans said Thursday they will pass a bill next month ensuring the results aren't used to measure performance.

  • Schools delay testing, seek online waivers after glitches 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 11:28 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - School districts across Indiana are delaying the second round of ISTEP+ testing or asking the Department of Education for permission to administer the exam with paper and pencil after experiencing continuing problems with an online server.

  • Union doesn't want new test data used in teacher evaluations 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 7:25 am

    LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's largest teachers union is asking state officials not to use data from new standardized testing in teacher evaluations.

  • Florida school districts halt testing amid new problems 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 4:47 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida school districts across the state were forced Monday to halt the latest round of state standardized testing amid renewed problems with the online system used to administer the test.

  • Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 5:32 pm

    ATLANTA - Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.

  • Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards 
    Updated: Apr-17-15 5:04 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The public is getting a second chance to weigh in on an effort to review Missouri's educational standards.

  • Thousands skip NY tests, raising questions about evaluations 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 6:24 pm

    NEW YORK - Some New York school districts are reporting that 60 to 70 percent of students did not take this week's mandated English tests, raising questions about how the growing "opt-out" movement may affect federal funds as well as teacher evaluations that are supposed to be pegged to the tests.

  • Mississippi chooses Minnesota company for standardized tests 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 5:59 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Minnesota-based Questar Assessment will provide most of the standardized tests for Mississippi beginning next year.

  • Large Montana school districts going ahead amid test problem 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 11:10 am

    BILLINGS, Montana - The Billings Gazette reports that glitches affecting Montana and two other states won't stop Montana's largest school districts from administering computerized tests linked to Common Core.

  • Rauner 'a little worried' about Common Core-linked tests 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 1:55 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's "a little worried" about new standardized tests linked to Common Core education standards.

  • Jindal goes beyond the budget as legislative session opens 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 7:02 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - While state lawmakers focused on finances, Gov. Bobby Jindal used his final opening day speech for a Louisiana legislative session Monday to reprise ideas he's been pushing nationally as he readies a likely presidential campaign.

  • Texas House mandates EKG tests for high school athletes 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 6:19 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House has preliminarily approved requiring high school athletes to undergo electrocardiogram testing for possible degenerative heart problems before participating in campus sports.