- Judge dismisses lawsuit against Metro Nashville Schools Updated: Feb-12-16 5:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a student against the Metro Nashville Public School system alleging she was pulled out of an algebra class so she wouldn't have to take a test, allowing her school to artificially inflate its scores.
- SAT to replace ACT as college entrance exam in Illinois Updated: Feb-12-16 4:05 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A new college entrance exam is coming to Illinois. The test known as the SAT is replacing the ACT.
- Illinois News Digest Updated: Feb-12-16 1:06 am
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- Teachers at failing Alabama school stayed for the students Updated: Feb-11-16 3:00 pm
DECATUR, Alabama - Teachers who chose to remain at Brookhaven Middle School during the three years it was on the state's failing school list are consistent in explaining why they stayed.
- Bill to limit student testing advances in Legislature Updated: Feb-11-16 1:01 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A bill that would limit the number of hours Wyoming students can spend taking statewide assessment tests is moving on to the House floor.
- Florida editorial roundup Updated: Feb-10-16 3:30 pm
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- Missouri bill would require students to pass civics exam Updated: Feb-10-16 12:24 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A House committee has approved a bill that would require Missouri high school students to pass a civics exam similar to the U.S. naturalization test in order to graduate.
- Ohio report cards to reflect students who opted out of tests Updated: Feb-09-16 6:50 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio education officials say district performance ratings for last year will reflect the impact of students who opted out of high-stakes standardized testing.
- State takes responsibility for vendor's test failures Updated: Feb-09-16 4:22 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State education officials say they take responsibility for a series of computer glitches caused by a vendor that forced students to stop using a new online assessment test known as TNReady.
- The Latest: Department of education scraps online test Updated: Feb-08-16 7:07 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Latest on school assessment testing computer glitches. (all times local)
- Lawmaker says tests shouldn't affect teacher evaluations Updated: Feb-08-16 12:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah lawmaker is asking that year-end standardized tests not affect teacher evaluations.
- Kent student earns rare perfect score on AP Calculus exam Updated: Feb-08-16 12:50 pm
KENT, Washington - A senior at a Kent high school has earned a rare perfect score on the AP Calculus AB exam.
- Montana allows students to replace Smarter Balanced with ACT Updated: Feb-08-16 10:55 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana will let high school juniors take the ACT instead of Smarter Balanced exams to fulfill national testing mandates this year.
- Nebraska suspends teacher's license for violating test rules Updated: Feb-07-16 6:06 pm
CRAWFORD, Nebraska - Nebraska officials suspended a former Crawford teacher's license for a year because she violated state testing rules last spring.
- Texas standardized test panel asked to consider online exam Updated: Feb-06-16 3:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A panel considering updates to standardized tests for Texas students received suggestions ranging from offering the exams online to no longer requiring students to pass the tests to graduate from high school, a newspaper reported.
- Test reveals elevated lead in water at Greentown school Updated: Feb-05-16 4:42 pm
GREENTOWN, Indiana - A rural school district in central Indiana isn't allowing students or employees to use its tap water after testing discovered elevated levels of lead.
- Jefferson County Public Schools stops requiring some tests Updated: Feb-05-16 12:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Jefferson County Public Schools has announced it is not requiring teachers to give students diagnostic tests for the rest of the year.
- GED scoring adjustment means 647 Virginia test takers passed Updated: Feb-04-16 1:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - More than 600 people who barely failed their high school equivalency test in Virginia have now passed without retaking the exam.
- Tennessee editorial roundup Updated: Feb-03-16 7:10 pm
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- Advocacy group calls on Legislature to rethink scholarship Updated: Feb-03-16 2:48 pm
ST. LOUIS - An advocacy group is pushing the Missouri Legislature to reconsider how it awards scholarships for a 30-year-old program designed to keep the brightest college students in the state.
- Indiana school district grades change little with reprieve Updated: Feb-03-16 2:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - More than three-quarters of Indiana's school districts are receiving A or B grades under the state's rating system.
- Wolf signs 2-year halt in Keystone Exams' graduation mandate Updated: Feb-03-16 1:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A requirement that Pennsylvania students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate high school was put on hold Wednesday for at least two years, although Gov. Tom Wolf said he remains committed to accountability.
- Rookie docs can work longer flex hours safely, study finds Updated: Feb-02-16 12:17 pm
CHICAGO - Surgery patients fared just as well when junior doctors worked longer than mandated hours in the first major rigorous test of regulations many physicians say hurt medical education.
- Raimondo proposes free SAT, PSAT to encourage students Updated: Feb-01-16 3:56 pm
SMITHFIELD, Rhode Island - Rhode Island public high school students could be able to take the SAT and PSAT for free beginning in the next school year through an initiative proposed by Gov. Gina Raimondo to encourage teenagers to apply to college.
- Amid fraud fears, colleges vet China applicants with video Updated: Jan-29-16 12:56 am
American colleges sorting through a record number of applications from China are increasingly turning to video interviewing services to assess students' language skills, get a feel for their personality - and weed out fraudsters.