Obama Encouraging Limits On Standardized Student TestsPresident Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time and said the government shares responsibility for turning tests into the be-all and end-all of American schools.
NY Teachers' Unions Urge Parents To Opt Children Out Of Common Core TestsMeanwhile, some superintendents have warned that if too many students opt out, districts will lose state funding.
NJ Assembly Votes To Halt Use Of Standardized TestsThe New Jersey State Assembly voted Monday to curtail the use of a controversial standardized test in the state’s schools, following a litany of concerns from parents.
NJ Officials: Student Passage Rates On Standardized Tests Saw Slight DeclineNew Jersey education officials say student passage rates dropped slightly on standardized tests last year.
'Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing EducationSince Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
NYC Schools Chancellor: Students Won't Be Held Back Over Test Scores AloneChancellor Carmen Farina says New York City's school system will de-emphasize the importance of standardized test scores in deciding which students must repeat a grade.
State Panel Issues Common Core RecommendationsBig changes could be coming to New York's highly criticized Common Core curriculum. A state panel has recommended taking the emphasis off of tests, at least for the students.
L.I. Lawmaker Announces Proposals To Adjust Common Core TestingState Senate Education Committee Chairman John Flanagan (R-East Northport) said there needs to be legitimate debate about the quantity and quality of exams.
Parents Complain Common Core Curriculum Assignments Are Too ChallengingThere's growing criticism about what's being taught in New York State public schools under the controversial new Common Core curriculum.
NYC Reading And Math Test Scores Available OnlineParents of New York City public school students will now be able to go online to see how their children performed on more rigorous state reading and math exams in the spring.
NY Education Officials Banking On 'Incremental Progress' On Standardized Test ScoresCity and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.
Some Students Say New N.Y. Standardized Tests Live Up To The HypeThis week, students from third through eighth grade in New York have been taking the new Common Core standardized tests in both math and language arts.