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Stories with subject: Student testing
  • Hudson High classmates share perfect ACT score 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 8:06 am

    HUDSON, Wisconsin - Achieving a perfect score on the ACT college entrance exam is a feat that less than one-tenth of one percent of American students achieve annually.

  • IU hospital in Muncie taking precautions for Legionella 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:19 am

    MUNCIE, Indiana - An Indiana University hospital in Muncie is keeping water restrictions in place after tests last week found a positive test for the Legionella bacteria.

  • Suspended teacher: Students call themselves idiot, retarded 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 10:38 am

    WESTMINSTER, South Carolina - A South Carolina school district has suspended a special education teacher after she used the terms "idiot," ''stupid" and "retarded" in a letter requesting her students be exempted from taking standardized tests.

  • Nearly 400K Virginia students to take shorter SOL math tests 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 4:38 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Nearly 400,000 Virginia elementary and middle school students will take shorter Standards of Learning math tests this spring.

  • State abruptly cancels contract with TNReady creator 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 9:04 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state of Tennessee on Wednesday abruptly terminated a $107.7 million contract with a testing company following repeated failures with the rollout of the new assessment called TNReady.

  • Slow connection to statewide online test for some students 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:22 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi students taking an online, statewide assessment have experienced some trouble connecting to the program.

  • 5 educators arrested in El Paso schools fraud scheme 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:05 pm

    EL PASO, Texas - Five veteran El Paso school district educators were arrested Wednesday after a federal grand jury indicted them on conspiracy charges in an alleged scheme to rig the district's high-stakes test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms.

  • Supreme Court considers lowering score required to pass bar 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 3:08 pm

    BILLINGS, Montana - The state Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a proposal to lower the score aspiring attorneys need to pass the bar exam in Montana.

  • State proposes gradual rise in diploma test score standard 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:13 pm

    BALTIMORE - The Maryland State Board of Education says it plans to gradually increase the standardized test scores that students must achieve to earn a high school diploma starting next school year.

  • Small school, big payback 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:05 am

    SHERIDAN, Wyoming - When Terri Armstrong brought out a rack of eggs, the students couldn't hold back their excitement.

  • Common Core testing begins Monday in La. public schools 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 1:48 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - About 300,000 public school students are taking tests this week tied to the Common Core education standards without the boycotts or heated political rhetoric that marked the testing last year.

  • EXCHANGE: Battle underway against Rockford's education gap 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 4:10 am

    ROCKFORD, Illinois - A pilot program launched in October is showing signs of success as educators look to arm thousands of adults in Boone and Winnebago counties with a high school equivalency certificate and skills that will land them a sustainable job.

  • Florida editorial roundup 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 1:49 pm

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:

  • DC schools chief asked contractor for $100K story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-16 4:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - The chancellor of Washington's public schools asked a food-service contractor for a $100,000 contribution to a Kennedy Center gala honoring teachers, weeks after the company was accused in a whistleblower lawsuit of cheating the city out of millions of dollars, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Newspaper: Florida's top teachers found at affluent schools 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 1:28 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - New bonus payments aimed at attracting and keeping good teachers in Florida have gone disproportionately to those who work with students from affluent families, an analysis by a Florida newspaper has found.

  • Risky change in teaching pays off at Bellevue high school 
    Updated: Apr-16-16 3:05 am

    SEATTLE - About six years ago, Sammamish High School teachers decided to take a risky departure from how they had been teaching - providing fewer lectures and more opportunities for students to work together applying what they were learning to real-world problems.

  • Resurrected sex education restrictions draw public ire 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 9:41 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - Public commenters berated two Wasilla legislators for inserting controversial language restricting sex education in schools in a parental rights and student testing bill.

  • Education chief looks for more well-rounded learning 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 12:03 am

    WASHINGTON - It's time for a return to a more well-rounded education for schoolchildren - one that spotlights the importance of science, social studies and the arts, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says.

  • Editorials from around New York 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 12:47 pm

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

  • Marsh says teacher evaluation bill is 'shelved' 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 6:38 am

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Republican leader of the Alabama Senate says he is shelving his education bill for the session after continued resistance to the idea of tying teacher evaluations to test score improvement.

  • Health workers get lead-test help from Flint student nurses story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-12-16 8:33 am

    FLINT, Michigan - A nurse volunteering at the free lead-testing clinic at a Flint school sensed immediately that the boy was nervous about being poked in the finger. Veronica Robinson explained to 7-year-old Zyontae that it would feel like a mosquito bite.

  • 'Biliteracy seal' for Colorado diplomas passes state House 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 4:04 pm

    DENVER - A movement to add a "seal of biliteracy" to the high-school diplomas of students who speak more than one language could be moving statewide in Colorado.

  • Students will spend less time on M-STEP this spring 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 11:44 am

    DETROIT - Students will be spending less time taking the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP, this spring after complaints last year that the new exam took too long to complete, education officials say.

  • Georgia schools could see dramatic changes in next 2 years 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 11:03 am

    ATLANTA - Georgia's education system could see some dramatic changes in the next two years, as Gov. Nathan Deal shifts his first-term focus on prisons and courts to education.

  • State official: Answers erased on about 14,220 STAAR tests 
    Updated: Apr-06-16 1:55 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The state's top education official says a computer glitch erased answers on about 14,220 standardized tests taken by Texas high school students.