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Updated April 10, 2019
Internet failure interrupts ‘Zombie PARCC’ at some Chicago schools
An Internet outage Tuesday across Chicago Public Schools forced several campuses to suspend administration of a state standardized test nicknamed the “Zombie PARCC.”
March 27, 2019
Newark schools backtracked in 2018 on several measures, halting years of progress
Newark Public Schools backtracked on several measures last year, including the graduation rate, absenteeism rate, and college-readiness scores.
Updated January 30, 2019
Just months before its next testing company is supposed to start, Tennessee has yet to receive its first bid
The state has yet to release its request for proposals soliciting testing companies to take over its embattled TNReady assessment program.
December 19, 2018
Tennessee was ‘overly ambitious’ in pushing online testing, says state’s chief investigator
Problems with TNReady testing are the focus of the state comptroller's year-long audit.
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November 16, 2018
Illinois education officials laud their school ratings — but critics say they don’t go far enough
A new nationwide report criticized Illinois' rating system, even as officials lauded it.
November 13, 2018
In a shift, more education reformers say they’re worried about schools’ focus on testing
The pervasiveness of the complaints about testing was striking.
October 30, 2018
Chicago test scores drop — while Illinois students’ scores remain flat
Chicago students performed slightly worse on the PARCC standardized exam than in 2017, even as scores throughout Illinois remained flat.
October 22, 2018
Tennessee students to test the test under reworked computer platform
This week's simulation is designed to make sure that technical problems don't happen again under testing company Questar.
October 17, 2018
Newark’s PARCC scores inch up, setting baseline for new superintendent
Just over 34 percent of Newark students passed the PARCC English tests this year, and about 23 percent passed math.
October 3, 2018
Newark parents and public still waiting on full release of PARCC scores
The New Jersey Department of Education has not yet posted 2018 PARCC results online, while districts have only released partial data.
September 12, 2018
Teacher shortage blamed as Illinois SAT scores fall, PARCC test scores flatten
Preliminary results of statewide exams show fewer Illinois juniors meeting or exceeding expectations on the SAT college entrance exam this year than in…
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August 19, 2018
A bastion of student data privacy, Colorado yields a bit to demands for more openness
State education officials are considering additional changes for 2019 that should make more information available.
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August 16, 2018
With accelerated growth in literacy and math, Denver students close in on state averages
Still, fewer than half of Denver students in grades three through eight met state expectations in literacy, and only about a third met them in math.
August 16, 2018
Test results can spell relief or gloom for state’s lowest performing schools and districts
Adams 14, Westminster and Aguilar school districts, along with some schools, must see test improvements soon.
August 16, 2018
Find your Colorado PARCC 2018 results – and compare schools
Colorado released the results of state tests that students took in the spring of 2018.
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