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Assessment and testing

The 2021 law that vexed third grade families last year offers fewer promotion pathways this year

n Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee began hearing testimony from students, parents, and teachers who want more structured phonic literacy instruction for all public school students.

This is at least the third time in the 15 years since Colorado lawmakers created innovation schools that a report has found middling marks.

Many students score poorly on the test. Many states have ditched the requirement. Will New Jersey be next?

District officials pledge a renewed emphasis on ‘three dimensional learning’ and real-world applications after state test scores show students performed below the state average.

The latest state test scores showed third grade reading and seventh grade math achievement remained the same over last year.

Lawmakers are preparing to tighten the retention provision for students who struggle to read.

U.S. rises in world rankings for math, reading, science as other countries’ performance slips

Students have improved slightly in math achievement since fall 2020, but reading performance has remained stagnant after a significant drop.

After months of deliberation, a new report offers 12 recommendations for how the state’s graduation measures can improve.

District leaders say the scores on Pennsylvania exams are encouraging but that more work needs to be done.

Grades will be released in December. Revised criteria mark a big change of course under a new leader.

Illinois students are starting to gain ground on learning recovery but test scores lag behind pre-pandemic levels and chronic absenteeism is still high.

Districts would have more power, and test scores would not be a factor.

Eighth graders enrolled at district schools will take the test Oct. 24 or 25. Non-district students must sign up again to take the exam Oct. 28, Oct. 29, or Nov. 5. 

Some advocates call for a larger overhaul of the system for determining who is eligible for special education.

District officials cited ongoing technical difficulties with the vendor’s testing platform. It’s not clear when students will be able to take the exam.