school testing

Education
10:33 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Testing: How Much Is Too Much?

LA Johnson NPR

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:23 pm

"In some places, tests — and preparation for them — are dominating the calendar and culture of schools and causing undue stress for students and educators."

The quote comes not from an angry parent or firebrand school leader but from Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Of course, he's the guy currently in charge of a big chunk of those tests: the No Child Left Behind requirement of annual standardized testing in grades 3-8, plus once during grades 10-12.

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Education
3:18 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Testing Waivers for Kentucky School Districts of Innovation Wins House Committee Approval

Credit sxc.hu

A bill that would modify student assessments in Kentucky public schools has unanimously cleared a House committee.

The measure would permit schools under the Kentucky Department of Education’s Districts of Innovation plan to implement new testing methods to assess student performance. 

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Education
12:01 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Ky. School Test Results Released

  While Kentucky has already celebrated a record graduation rate for high schools and improved number of students who are college and career ready, Education Commissioner Terry Holliday says there are still areas of concern. The Department of Education released results of its accountability system Friday and Holliday says the focus now is on math.

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