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adjusting the clock
April 9, 2018
Bill that would change Colorado’s school accountability system clears first legislative hurdle
Parents from Aurora, Pueblo, Westminster, and Adams 14 districts gave emotional testimony about the need to know what’s happening in their children’s schools.
year in review
December 20, 2017
Colorado stepped in to save its lowest-performing schools in 2017. Whether it will work may not be answered in 2018.
The state board is expected to get a status update on how the schools are performing early next year.
March 30, 2017
Colorado schools soon will be judged by a new measure: How many students are chronically absent
Colorado's decision to make chronic absenteeism one of the factors it uses in gauging school success could push more districts to adopt or expand programs to address it.
January 13, 2017
Sponsor of Tennessee’s A-F school grading law wants launch postponed
Rep. Glen Casada says the state should hold off because schools are still transitioning to a new Tennessee test.
December 20, 2016
Tennessee’s completed schools plan is finally out. Here’s what insiders are saying.
The plan, released in response to a sweeping new federal education law, has the potential to reshape the state’s 1,600 public schools.
Updated June 7, 2016
Proposed shift in Colorado’s school ratings draws ire of education reform, civil rights groups
State Department of Education officials say that few schools’ ratings would change as a result, and that the new system would better gauge how smaller schools are doing.
aint over til its over
May 11, 2016
State board approves Aurora school redesigns, but Aurora Central isn’t off the hook
The meeting also set up a new debate about how the state will address dozens of failing Colorado schools that have reached the end of the state’s accountability timeline.
From the statehouse
April 15, 2016
Changes to A-F grading system move forward despite equity concerns
The board also approved new science standards and nominated a board member to sit on state testing panel.
February 23, 2016
Bill that would kill ISTEP passes Senate but debate over rescore remains
The bill next heads to a conference committee so lawmakers can work through their differences.
February 2, 2016
Every Marion County school district except one will get a break from the state
The State Board of Education is also expected to address the performance of state takeover schools.
January 26, 2016
Only a small share of Indiana schools earned higher A-F grades in 2015 (updated)
Just 6 percent of schools improved from 2014, compared to 30 percent that improved from 2013 to 2014.
January 26, 2016
Find your school’s 2015 A-F letter grade
Few schools across the state saw their grades change from 2014.
January 22, 2016
State board aims to reduce the fear of state takeover for 3 schools
Recently passed legislation wouldn't have protected the three schools from further state consequences.
January 21, 2016
It’s over: Pence signs bills pausing ISTEP consequences for one year
After nearly two years of debate, Pence and lawmakers bowed to Ritz’s solution to a big test score drop.
January 20, 2016
Indiana’s new A-F grade system: It’s not just about pass or fail anymore
2016 will be the first year grades are calculated under the new model.
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