Achieve Report Shows Honesty Gap in State, National Test Results

Education News – Kristin Decarr “A new report issued by the national education reform organization Achieve suggests that a gap present between results on state and national tests show that states are misinforming the public concerning student proficiency...

Math tests for nearly 550,000 Florida students won’t count

Bradenton Herald – CHRISTINA VEIGA “The Florida Department of Education says math tests taken by nearly 550,000 students won’t count this school year….State officials told districts to calculate final grades without the test grades. The tests...

Math Problems: Knowing, Doing, and Explaining Your Answer

Education News – Barry Garelick “At a middle school in California, the state testing in math was underway via the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) exam. A girl pointed to the problem on the computer screen and asked “What do I do?” The proctor...

Washington state schools seek waiver from U.S. test-result penalties

Reuters – Staff Writer “Washington state, which already lost an exemption from some requirements of U.S. education law, is asking not to be penalized for lower test scores this year as districts switch to a standardized exam tethered to tougher standards,...

Common Core Tests Require Digital, Computer Literacy Skills

Education News – Kristin Decarr “As computer skills become increasing necessity in the workforce, there has been a call for greater digital and computer literacy in schools and the inclusion of such skills in both curriculum and testing. Exams linked to...