- Colorado lawmakers conclude work with testing compromise Updated: May-06-15 10:33 pm
DENVER - Colorado lawmakers concluded the 2015 legislative session Wednesday by passing a major education overhaul that reduces student testing statewide, one of several substantial bills they finished hours before they adjourned.
- The Latest: Major developments on final legislative day Updated: May-06-15 10:16 pm
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- With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores Updated: May-06-15 3:14 am
WASHINGTON - Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.
- Student testing showdown dominates end of lawmaking term Updated: May-06-15 12:11 am
DENVER - An intense debate over student testing requirements had Colorado lawmakers scrambling Tuesday to resolve long-simmering disputes over how best to reduce standardized tests.
- Montana unlikely to meet test participation requirement Updated: May-05-15 6:29 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's top education official said on Tuesday the state is unlikely to reach the required participation rate in student achievement tests this year.
- Third graders wait as Mississippi to set reading test score Updated: May-05-15 3:49 pm
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi - On a rain-drenched day in April, students at Pascagoula's Cherokee Elementary sweated out a computerized 50-question multiple choice test. Third grader Lacey Peeler admitted she was a little nervous about the high stakes attached to the test.
- Incentive for students who score well on Smarter Balanced Updated: May-05-15 10:43 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - High school juniors taking the Smarter Balanced assessment this spring or next may be spared from taking a two- to three- hour college placement test if they score high enough on the assessment and take college-level classes their senior year.
- 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.
- More Ohio teachers retiring amid pension changes, new tests Updated: May-04-15 2:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Leaders of Ohio's education retirement system said pension changes have led to more teachers retiring, while some educators have said new state tests have factored into to their decisions.
- Principal, teacher put on leave in test tampering case Updated: May-04-15 7:46 am
SEATTLE - A teacher and principal are on leave for at least the rest of the school year as Seattle Public Schools officials continue a six-month-long investigation into test tampering at Beacon Hill International School.
- 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.
- Testing, police, pot to dominate Legislature's final days Updated: May-03-15 1:40 pm
DENVER - Colorado lawmakers face a chaotic three-day stretch of work before adjourning for the year Wednesday with substantial legislation still pending, including more oversight on law enforcement, allowing school-violence victims to sue and reducing statewide standardized testing for kids.
- 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.
- Ga. officials say technical bugs in new exam 'unacceptable' Updated: May-01-15 6:35 pm
ATLANTA - Technical issues with Georgia's new online system for state exams affected an unknown number of students taking tougher exams tied to Common Core standards this spring, state officials said.
- 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.
- Nevada schools will keep same star rankings for another year Updated: Apr-30-15 9:13 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada schools are expected to keep the same star rankings for at least another year.
- Sentences cut for 3 ex-educators in Atlanta cheating scandal Updated: Apr-30-15 7:52 pm
ATLANTA - A judge sharply reduced the sentences Thursday for three former Atlanta public school educators who received the harshest prison terms in the trial stemming from the city's standardized test cheating scandal.
- Senate committee makes recommendations on standardized tests Updated: Apr-30-15 7:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Requiring students to take standardized tests that are shorter and given once a year instead of twice is among the recommendations of an Ohio Senate advisory committee charged with studying the issue.
- 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.
- Missouri students take ACT for free for the first time Updated: Apr-29-15 5:05 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri students are taking the ACT college-entrance exam for free for the first time.
- Despite agreement, new PARCC policy is not official Updated: Apr-28-15 6:57 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie's top education official and Democratic lawmakers have expressed agreement on how much the results of new statewide standardized tests will count in teachers' performance reviews.
- 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.
- Gov. Jay Inslee, thousands of teachers rally at Capitol Updated: Apr-25-15 4:40 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Thousands of teachers and their supporters crowded the steps of the Washington state Capitol's legislative building for a rally Saturday morning to call for teacher pay raises, smaller class sizes and less standardized testing.
- Bill would allow Illinois students to opt out of state tests 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.