- Common Core test results 'roughly comparable' to past Updated: Oct-12-15 6:57 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Student performance on new, more rigorous standardized tests aligned to Common Core standards was "roughly comparable" to results from tests used in the past, Louisiana's education chief said Monday.
- La.-Lafayette acknowledges NCAA probe, sanctions itself Updated: Oct-12-15 1:57 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Louisiana-Lafayette officials say their football program is under investigation by the NCAA because a former assistant coach allegedly schemed to fraudulently boost certain recruits' standardized test scores.
- Kentucky community colleges plan, test their preparedness Updated: Oct-10-15 12:25 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky community colleges have plans in place and routinely test for all emergencies, including shooters on campus.
- Board: Utah students must take civics test to graduate Updated: Oct-09-15 7:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Parents can opt their children out of tests in Utah schools, but students won't be able to skip a new statewide civics exam if they want to graduate high school.
- Wyoming officials consider new assessments for K-12 students Updated: Oct-09-15 1:33 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A new standardized test might come to Wyoming public schools.
- Operator error: 65 Beaufort students must retake SAT Updated: Oct-09-15 10:03 am
BEAUFORT, South Carolina - In what must be a high school student's worst nightmare, 65 students at Beaufort High School will have to retake the SAT because the test was improperly administered.
- Film portrays costs of South Korean craze for top schools Updated: Oct-09-15 4:03 am
BUSAN, South Korea - A documentary film about the social and personal costs of South Koreans' craze for being admitted to the nation's top three universities depicts a system that is a far cry from President Barack Obama's praise of the Asian country as a model for U.S. educational reforms.
- Students utilize AP exam prep courses developed by TBR Updated: Oct-08-15 4:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Thousands of students are taking advantage of Advanced Placement exam prep courses developed by faculty from the Tennessee Board of Regents.
- 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.
- 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.