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September 26, 2018
Chicago SAT averages fall short of cutoff for main campuses of University of Illinois
Chicago Public School juniors scored an average of 951 on the SAT this past spring, lower than the minimum score needed to gain…
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…
September 5, 2018
These Detroit schools are the city’s most improved
Sean Townsin has a one-word explanation for why his small charter school was among the most improved in the Detroit this year in…
August 31, 2018
Rise & Shine: Can Detroit be the ‘best city in America’ for teachers?
Good morning! Teachers were scrambling this week to get their classrooms ready for the first day of school on Tuesday.
August 29, 2018
M-STEP and SAT scores are out. How did your school do?
Detroit third-graders made slight improvements in reading according to this year’s test scores — an encouraging sign as a tough new law will…
state test results
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
Find your Colorado 2018 SAT and PSAT results
Use Chalkbeat’s tool to compare school results and statewide averages for PSAT and SAT test results.
August 16, 2018
Colorado students show gains in literacy on 2018 state tests, but disparities remain
In literacy, 44.5 percent of students in grades three through eight statewide met expectations. In math, 34.1 percent did.
July 27, 2018
Illinois has embraced the SAT, and the ACT is mad about it
In a fight between two giant standardized test providers, the SAT again has won a multi-million-dollar contract for Illinois’ high-school tests — and…
Caps and gowns
February 27, 2018
Unsatisfied with Detroit ‘college-readiness’ rate, Vitti lays out ideas for changing the district’s culture
Detroit high school students could soon have access to makeup courses, more guidance counselors, and color-coded wristbands signifying their skills.
Cap and gown
February 21, 2018
Graduation rates in Michigan – and Detroit’s main district — are up, but are most students ready for college?
Slightly more than 80 percent of the state’s high school students graduated last year but graduation rate is not necessarily a great measure of school success.
January 11, 2018
Record number of New York City students take SAT after city offers test for free
Nearly 78 percent of last year’s 11th-graders had taken the test at least once during high school, a 25 percentage point increase over the previous year.
Week In Review
September 1, 2017
Week in review: What last year’s test scores tell us as a new school year begins
It’s hard to feel hopeful when fewer than half of third-graders are proficient in English but a new school year means a fresh start.
August 17, 2017
Find your 2017 Colorado SAT and PSAT scores
Colorado juniors take the SAT, while sophomores take the PSAT. Both tests are supposed to gauge college readiness.
April 7, 2017
The new-look SAT is here, ushering in more changes to how Colorado tests kids
The shift from the ACT, to the SAT comes as the state continues to refine its testing system amid a public backlash against standardized tests.
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