- Maryland teachers' group launches ad campaign on testing Updated: Aug-31-15 2:17 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland educators are launching an advertising campaign to reduce standardized testing requirements.
- Franklin Pierce University makes test scores optional Updated: Aug-30-15 8:58 am
RINDGE, New Hampshire - Franklin Pierce University is joining a growing list of schools that no longer require most applicants to submit standardized test scores.
- As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled Updated: Aug-29-15 9:31 am
LOS ANGELES - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.
- First scores from new standardized tests show mixed results Updated: Aug-28-15 1:59 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The first round of results from Connecticut's new standardized exams show more students than expected are excelling at English language arts, but math skills remain a challenge, according to scores released Friday.
- North Dakota to be compensated for student testing problems Updated: Aug-28-15 1:04 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The company that developed new state assessments for math and English will pay North Dakota more than $316,000 in compensation for the problems that schools had administering the online tests this year, the state school superintendent said Friday.
- Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking Updated: Aug-28-15 11:53 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Twenty-one Oregon districts ranging from small to the state's largest failed to meet federal testing targets for Smarter Balanced assessments, according to state data.
- Report: W.Va. high school grads ill-prepared for college Updated: Aug-28-15 9:53 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A new report says many West Virginia high school graduates are ill-prepared for college.
- Kentucky ACT results lagging national levels Updated: Aug-26-15 3:32 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky students improved but still lag behind national averages for ACT college-readiness benchmarks in four core subjects, with the biggest deficit in math scores.
- Wyoming high school students improve ACT scores Updated: Aug-26-15 2:56 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The percentage of Wyoming high school seniors ready for college increased with the 2015 class.
- 2015 Oklahoma grads' college readiness rate remains static Updated: Aug-26-15 2:46 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A new report shows the percentage of Oklahoma's 2015 graduating seniors who demonstrated college and career readiness in four core subjects on the ACT exam has remained static since last year.
- Kansas ACT scores above national average but change little Updated: Aug-26-15 12:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas high school students are scoring better on average than their peers nationally on the ACT college entrance exam and a higher percentage appear ready for college courses, though figures released Wednesday show their average scores haven't changed much in recent years.
- Oregon ACT scores show improved college readiness Updated: Aug-26-15 11:43 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Results from the ACT college entrance exam show improvement in the college readiness of Oregon's graduating seniors.
- Tennessee students continue to improve on ACT Updated: Aug-26-15 11:41 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State education officials say Tennessee public high school students improved on the ACT for the third straight year.
- Minnesota students lead nation in ACT scores Updated: Aug-26-15 10:35 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota students are leading the nation in ACT scores for the 10th consecutive year, but a persistent racial achievement gap remains, according to a report released Wednesday.
- Nebraska ACT scores drop slightly Updated: Aug-26-15 6:31 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A new report says Nebraska's 2015 high school graduates scored slightly lower on the ACT college entrance exam than the state's 2014 graduates but better than students nationally.
- Teacher survey shows concerns with test prep, evaluations Updated: Aug-26-15 5:55 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - With new tests on the way in math and English for students in grades three through 11, a new survey shows Tennessee teachers worried that they're spending too much time on testing and test preparation.
- No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant Updated: Aug-26-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administers the ACT college entrance exam.
- Mississippi ACT scores stay flat for 2015 graduates Updated: Aug-26-15 3:14 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's ACT scores were flat last year, although a few more Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test.
- Wisconsin tied with Iowa for No. 2 spot on ACT exam Updated: Aug-26-15 3:07 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin is tied with Iowa for the No. 2 spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam.
- Florida still investigating cyberattack on school testing Updated: Aug-25-15 6:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - With students streaming back into school this month, a big mystery still surrounds Florida's highly scrutinized school testing regimen: Who was responsible for the cyberattack nearly six months ago that caused widespread delays across the state?
- Uber to work with UofA on mapping, self-driving cars Updated: Aug-25-15 5:57 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Uber is partnering with the University of Arizona to develop mapping technology as the ride-hailing company expands its research of driverless car technology.
- Montana refuses to pay until testing company returns results Updated: Aug-25-15 5:26 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana is withholding payments from a company that has botched three states' academic assessments and is now delaying student and school results.
- Nebraska test scores show progress in reading, writing, math Updated: Aug-25-15 3:51 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska public school students showed improvement this year on statewide proficiency tests in reading, writing and math but held steady in science, according to results released Tuesday.
- NY looks for alternatives to sanctions to curb test opt-outs Updated: Aug-25-15 3:01 pm
BUFFALO, New York - New York education officials are steering away from financial sanctions for schools whose students skipped this year's Common Core tests in droves and looking at school districts with high test participation for ways to curb opt-outs elsewhere.
- Court backs Wichita State University in lawsuit over test Updated: Aug-25-15 1:28 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A federal appeals court has sided with Wichita State University in a lawsuit brought by a student with attention deficit disorder over a failed test.