Assessment and testing

Nearly half of the district’s schools also earn individual Level 5 marks, a sign of recovery from pandemic
Students of color showed mostly modest improvement on the IREAD exam, while white students’ scores remained flat from 2021 to 2022.
I’m here to engage students, parents, and teachers — and to amplify their voices.
Additional data indicates that groups like English language learners need more intense help to catch up.
Nearly 17% of Memphis students in grades 3-12 performed at or above grade-level expectations in math and English
Scores rise across all subjects and grades, largely returning to pre-COVID levels, but disparities persist
Students who pass their course this year but fail or miss a Regents exam due to illness, injury or quarantine, could still earn a diploma under a new state proposal.
An increase in the number of test-takers and a decrease in schools’ leniency could lead to more retentions.
A review of the upcoming history Regents exam after the racist Buffalo attack uncovered materials with “the potential to compound student trauma.”
The Illinois state board of education decided on Wednesday not to make changes to the current end-of year assessment for now.
A four-year extension of mayoral control of city schools seems out of the picture for Mayor Eric Adams as he makes his pitch to Albany lawmakers.
Illinois advocates raise concerns about the state’s assessment plan, saying that it will halt learning for students.
The Muslim holy month is 10 days earlier next year and could overlap again with state tests, families worry.
Lawmakers propose waivers on third-grade reading law, teacher evaluation formula
Immigration advocates say that public schools can be “largely inaccessible” for thousands of immigrant students.
With the end of the school year approaching, NYC schools have spent just about half of this year’s COVID relief, according to a comptroller report.
Results of Michigan tests can influence college admissions, teacher evaluations, and whether third graders are promoted.
Asian students like me make up the majority of those enrolled in NYC specialized high schools. Why was nobody asking for our input?
Some researchers say it’s likely. Federal NAEP scores have been stagnant for high schoolers, but that could be due to falling dropout rates.
Mid-year data underscores “the magnitude of the losses” for student learning
The state’s English exams kick off Tuesday for grades 3-8. NYC schools Chancellor David Banks believes that too much test prep has led students to disengage and even drop out.
Supporters say the essay doesn’t measure students’ abilities and that including scores on transcripts could negatively affect admissions considerations at test-optional colleges.
The Indiana Department of Education offered schools the option this year to test second graders on the IREAD-3 in order to identify and help struggling readers earlier.
As Illinois plans to move away from the IAR, a bill banning testing for the youngest students has passed a House education committee on Wednesday.
Grade inflation is one potential explanation. Meanwhile, American students are also taking more advanced classes.
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