- Group studying effects of computer glitches on state testing Updated: Jun-29-15 10:50 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State education officials are awaiting a report expected in July on whether repeated computer problems hurt student scores this spring as they took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments.
- A look at the past week in the Oregon Legislature Updated: Jun-27-15 2:13 pm
SALEM, Oregon - As lawmakers push closer to the July 11 deadline to adjourn, the pace of activity is picking up precipitously.
- Student sues after SAT printing error gives 5 extra minutes Updated: Jun-25-15 7:31 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A high school student from New York has filed a lawsuit after a printing error forced parts of the June 6 SAT to be thrown out.
- Final exams could be banned in Montgomery County Updated: Jun-25-15 5:05 pm
ROCKVILLE, Maryland - Final exams could become a thing of the past in one of the largest school systems in the nation.
- House approves bill allowing students to skip tests Updated: Jun-23-15 7:40 pm
DOVER, Delaware - The state House has approved a revised bill allowing school students to opt out of state standardized testing.
- Judge says hearing can proceed on teacher cheating claims Updated: Jun-23-15 7:11 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Hinds County judge ruled Tuesday that the state can proceed with a hearing that could revoke the license of a Clarksdale teacher over allegations that she cheated on state standardized tests.
- Hutchinson open to bidding for new education test provider Updated: Jun-23-15 5:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday he's open to Arkansas considering multiple proposals from standardized testing companies after he ordered education officials to drop out of an assessment linked to the Common Core standards.
- California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core Updated: Jun-22-15 12:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other - California - was conspicuously absent from the debate.
- 16k Md. students impacted by an SAT error Updated: Jun-21-15 12:38 pm
BALTIMORE - Roughly 16,000 high school students have been affected by a printing error on this month's SAT exams.
- Schools take action to attract students to education careers Updated: Jun-21-15 10:10 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - For years, education groups have warned that lagging pay for teachers in Virginia and other states could lead to fewer people entering the field. Now they have evidence to back up their fears.
- Test plans in limbo after education board keeps program Updated: Jun-20-15 3:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Board of Education's vote to stick with its existing student-testing program, bucking the governor's wishes, has left testing plans in limbo.
- Montana short of test mandate, will honor company contract Updated: Jun-19-15 4:55 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana will keep doing business with a testing company despite technical flaws this year that likely dropped the state below a required participation rate, the state's top education official said.
- How Reno student landed perfect SAT and ACT scores Updated: Jun-19-15 6:15 am
RENO, Nevada - Tyler Hart asserts he's not perfect. He resists the label.
- Columbia student aces ACT on free test day Updated: Jun-19-15 5:06 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - A Columbia high-school student earned a perfect score on the ACT the first time the state picked up the tab for the college-entrance exam.
- Common Core test maker responds to botched exam in 3 states Updated: Jun-18-15 7:36 pm
LAS VEGAS - The test maker behind Common Core assessments in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota has denied a breach of contract accusation after computer problems forced a halt to the online exams in April.
- Some Louisiana universities to test new admission standards Updated: Jun-18-15 7:24 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The state Board of Regents has agreed to test new admissions standards for some of Louisiana's universities.
- PSU student sues, claims he was wrongly accused of cheating Updated: Jun-18-15 6:17 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - A Portland State University student has accused the school of treating him differently because he is of Arab descent when a professor gave him a "zero" grade on a chemistry exam after he failed to present photo ID at the end of the test.
- 8 plead not guilty in Chinese test-taking scheme for visas Updated: Jun-17-15 4:30 pm
PITTSBURGH - Eight of 15 Chinese citizens indicted in a conspiracy to take college entrance exams on behalf of others or pay to have their tests taken so they could obtain student visas pleaded not guilty before a federal magistrate Wednesday.
- Questions dropped, time added for Missouri teaching exams Updated: Jun-16-15 8:17 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Hopeful Missouri teachers will have more time to answer fewer questions on some certification exams after complaints that not enough candidates were passing, but the State Board of Education stopped short Tuesday of lowering the scores needed to pass.
- College Board offers free SAT retakes over timing error Updated: Jun-16-15 3:26 pm
NEW YORK - Students who took a flawed SAT this month can get a free do-over.
- Few hitches in state math, reading tests this year Updated: Jun-15-15 5:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas students and schools should have access to their scores in September from this year's state math and reading tests that officials say went off with relatively few hitches.
- Senate looks to delay graduation exam requirements Updated: Jun-15-15 5:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The use of tests as a public school graduation requirement beginning with Pennsylvania's class of 2017 is meeting resistance in the state Legislature.
- Perfect ACT scores on the rise in Utah Updated: Jun-13-15 1:19 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - More Utah high school students have registered perfect scores on the ACT college entrance exam, diminishing the significance of an achievement that used to be quite rare.
- Hassan vetoes bill letting students opt out of state tests Updated: Jun-12-15 3:59 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed legislation on Friday that would've allowed parents to opt their students out of statewide, Common Core-aligned tests without consequences for the students or school districts.
- Grambling State undergraduate nursing program loses approval Updated: Jun-12-15 3:36 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana State Board of Nursing has voted to suspend Grambling State University's undergraduate nursing program because of poor test scores.