- Women, minorities struggle on Missouri teaching exams Updated: Jul-04-15 7:28 pm
ST. LOUIS - Woman and minorities are failing Missouri exams to enter teaching programs and to gain certification at higher rates, raising concerns about bias.
- Fewer Ohioans try for GEDs after price of test triples Updated: Jul-04-15 3:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The number of Ohioans receiving their GED plummeted after the testing service tripled the price of taking the test, changed its format and made it more difficult.
- Washington students seem to find new tests more challenging Updated: Jul-02-15 6:54 pm
SEATTLE - Preliminary results in Washington state from the new tests based on the Common Core learning standards show students are finding the new exams more challenging than the old state tests.
- Highlights of Wisconsin budget up for final committee vote Updated: Jul-02-15 2:04 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The two-year state budget up for passage Thursday by the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee is expected to be taken up by the Assembly on Tuesday. It's unknown when the Senate will vote on it. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said Wednesday that he does not have the votes for the budget in its current form.
- Civics test, rules for e-cigarette sales among new Utah laws Updated: Jul-01-15 7:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - More than 50 new laws took effect Wednesday in Utah, including measures requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test, restrictions on electronic-cigarette sellers and expanded death benefits for families of fallen police officers and firefighters.
- Idaho education department releases new test scores Updated: Jul-01-15 6:27 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho students scored higher taking new standardized tests compared with the national benchmarks used to measure English language arts and math proficiency.
- Ohio starts work on new student tests for next school year Updated: Jul-01-15 6:20 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio education officials are starting work on a new series of tests to be administered to students starting in the upcoming school year.
- Ritz proposes 1-year hold on lower A-F school grades Updated: Jul-01-15 6:10 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - State schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz asked the Indiana Board of Education on Wednesday to not give lower A-F performance grades to schools for a year because of an expected drop in student standardized test scores.
- Eighth-grader scores perfect 36 on college entrance exam Updated: Jul-01-15 7:28 am
MINNETONKA, Minnesota - A Minnetonka teen has scored a perfect 36 on the ACT college entrance exam. And, he's not even in high school yet.
- Minnesota testing to be reduced after lawmakers cut funding Updated: Jun-30-15 12:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Students will take significantly fewer statewide tests after Minnesota lawmakers cut the state's testing budget in half during a special legislative session earlier this month.
- Group studying effects of computer glitches on state testing Updated: Jun-29-15 10:50 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State education officials are awaiting a report expected in July on whether repeated computer problems hurt student scores this spring as they took the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments.
- A look at the past week in the Oregon Legislature Updated: Jun-27-15 2:13 pm
SALEM, Oregon - As lawmakers push closer to the July 11 deadline to adjourn, the pace of activity is picking up precipitously.
- Student sues after SAT printing error gives 5 extra minutes Updated: Jun-25-15 7:31 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A high school student from New York has filed a lawsuit after a printing error forced parts of the June 6 SAT to be thrown out.
- Final exams could be banned in Montgomery County Updated: Jun-25-15 5:05 pm
ROCKVILLE, Maryland - Final exams could become a thing of the past in one of the largest school systems in the nation.
- House approves bill allowing students to skip tests Updated: Jun-23-15 7:40 pm
DOVER, Delaware - The state House has approved a revised bill allowing school students to opt out of state standardized testing.
- Judge says hearing can proceed on teacher cheating claims Updated: Jun-23-15 7:11 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Hinds County judge ruled Tuesday that the state can proceed with a hearing that could revoke the license of a Clarksdale teacher over allegations that she cheated on state standardized tests.
- Hutchinson open to bidding for new education test provider Updated: Jun-23-15 5:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday he's open to Arkansas considering multiple proposals from standardized testing companies after he ordered education officials to drop out of an assessment linked to the Common Core standards.
- California tempers backlash while embracing Common Core Updated: Jun-22-15 12:02 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - While the Common Core education standards provoked political backlash and testing boycotts around the country this year, the state that educates more public school children than any other - California - was conspicuously absent from the debate.
- 16k Md. students impacted by an SAT error Updated: Jun-21-15 12:38 pm
BALTIMORE - Roughly 16,000 high school students have been affected by a printing error on this month's SAT exams.
- Schools take action to attract students to education careers Updated: Jun-21-15 10:10 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - For years, education groups have warned that lagging pay for teachers in Virginia and other states could lead to fewer people entering the field. Now they have evidence to back up their fears.
- Test plans in limbo after education board keeps program Updated: Jun-20-15 3:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Board of Education's vote to stick with its existing student-testing program, bucking the governor's wishes, has left testing plans in limbo.
- Montana short of test mandate, will honor company contract Updated: Jun-19-15 4:55 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana will keep doing business with a testing company despite technical flaws this year that likely dropped the state below a required participation rate, the state's top education official said.
- How Reno student landed perfect SAT and ACT scores Updated: Jun-19-15 6:15 am
RENO, Nevada - Tyler Hart asserts he's not perfect. He resists the label.
- Columbia student aces ACT on free test day Updated: Jun-19-15 5:06 am
COLUMBIA, Missouri - A Columbia high-school student earned a perfect score on the ACT the first time the state picked up the tab for the college-entrance exam.
- Common Core test maker responds to botched exam in 3 states Updated: Jun-18-15 7:36 pm
LAS VEGAS - The test maker behind Common Core assessments in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota has denied a breach of contract accusation after computer problems forced a halt to the online exams in April.