- Texas plans to gradually increase STAAR passing standards Updated: Oct-06-15 5:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is finally phasing in higher standards to pass its standardized tests - but will do so more gradually then initially planned.
- Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term Updated: Oct-02-15 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down following a seven-year tenure marked by a willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government's role in education.
- Task force recommends dropping ACT test in 11th grade Updated: Oct-02-15 3:44 pm
GILLETTE, Wyoming - Wyoming high school juniors will no longer be required to take the ACT college entrance exam if initial recommendations from a state panel are adopted.
- Arkansas sees progress in Advanced Placement testing Updated: Oct-01-15 4:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A slightly larger number of Arkansas high school students took Advanced Placement tests in 2015 compared to 2014, and more of them earned high enough scores to qualify for college credit.
- Pennsylvania student test results fall but test was harder Updated: Sep-29-15 7:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania students have fared a lot worse on the state's new, more difficult standardized math test, the first to test students on their mastery of skills based on Common Core standards.
- Student test scores likely to show big drop Updated: Sep-25-15 1:27 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera is warning parents, students and educators to expect lower scores from a new statewide exam designed to test students' knowledge of Common Core standards.
- State education department releases 2015 report card Updated: Sep-22-15 7:30 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota education officials have released the state's 2015 Report Card.
- 88 percent of 11th graders earn work-skills certificate Updated: Sep-22-15 3:56 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - About 88 percent of South Carolina's 11th graders scored high enough on a work-skills test last spring to receive certificates they can take to employers, with many students qualifying for lower-wage work, according to scores released Tuesday by the state's education agencies.
- State issues latest test scores as key decision nears Updated: Sep-21-15 6:19 pm
BOSTON - Public school students in third through eighth grades who took the PARCC exams last spring were less likely to perform well on that test than those who took the traditional MCAS exams, the state education department said Monday in releasing results from both.
- Seattle teachers approve labor contract, vote to end strike Updated: Sep-20-15 10:40 pm
SEATTLE - Seattle teachers approved a labor contract between the union and its school district Sunday, officially ending a weeklong strike that had delayed the start of school for 53,000 students.
- Education board to meet to discuss statewide test results Updated: Sep-20-15 6:13 pm
MALDEN, Massachusetts - The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is meeting this week to discuss statewide test results.
- UM law school graduates having tougher time passing bar Updated: Sep-20-15 1:19 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - University of Montana law professors are concerned about the drop in the number of UM graduates who pass the Montana bar exam over the last two years.
- Waiver helps North Dakota schools meet progress goals Updated: Sep-19-15 11:31 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The majority of North Dakota schools have met the state's Adequate Yearly Progress goals, but much of their success comes from the state's waiver from U.S. Department of Education measures.
- Rivier University makes tests scores optional for applicants Updated: Sep-19-15 8:52 am
NASHUA, New Hampshire - Another New Hampshire college is giving prospective students the option of including standardized test scores in their applications.
- Achievement gap remains in new standardized test Updated: Sep-17-15 9:58 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Delaware students' performance on a new standardized test linked to Common Core academic standards shows a continuing achievement gap between black students and other subgroups.
- La.'s Common Core test scores to be released in November Updated: Sep-17-15 3:09 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Common Core test results will be released in November.
- Ore. students shaky on Common Core, but top low expectations Updated: Sep-17-15 1:14 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - State education officials warned that Smarter Balanced exams would be more difficult, and they were right.
- Districts prepare for student tests to evaluate teachers Updated: Sep-17-15 7:28 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - While this school year is newly under way, district officials across Alaska are turning their attention to additional standardized tests students will take next year to help rank teachers.
- Breathalyzer tests administered at Ohio high school's games Updated: Sep-17-15 3:23 am
AKRON, Ohio - A private Catholic high school in northeast Ohio is requiring students to submit to blood-alcohol level tests before attending the school's football games.
- New York state plans to shorten spring Common Core tests Updated: Sep-16-15 6:55 pm
BUFFALO, New York - The much protested Common Core tests to be given to students in the spring will be shorter than in previous years, state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia said Wednesday, telling education policy makers the length of the annual English and math assessments is one reason parents have had their children skip them.
- Illinois students fare poorly on new statewide tests Updated: Sep-16-15 1:56 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Preliminary results from new statewide tests based on the Common Core educational standards show that the vast majority of Illinois high school students fell short of grade-level expectations.
- Judge rejects Jindal injunction request in Common Core suit Updated: Sep-16-15 1:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A judge Wednesday rejected Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's request to block federal officials from penalizing his state if it quits using the Common Core education standards, saying Jindal failed to show any such threat exists.
- State ends investigation into cyberattack on school testing Updated: Sep-16-15 1:32 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida authorities are closing an investigation into a cyberattack that created widespread problems with the state's standardized testing system.
- Illinois schools superintendent warns districts about tests Updated: Sep-15-15 8:20 pm
The superintendent of Illinois schools is warning local districts to expect lousy test scores on a new statewide exam based on the Common Core standards.
- Common Core test results in Ohio lower than previous scores Updated: Sep-15-15 6:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Less than half of Ohio students met the academic standards on new Common Core tests that were taken the last school year, according to preliminary test results.