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Week In Review
March 24, 2017
Week in review: Controversy about superintendent opening and lawsuits against the state
Who will be the next superintendent of Detroit schools? The board of education did not grant Alycia Meriweather an interview, but many in…
December 13, 2016
UPDATED: Urban districts score below statewide averages on new TNReady tests, with some bright spots
A new test does hasn't changed which Tennessee school districts are the top performers, and which districts struggle relative to the state as a whole.
November 4, 2016
Most Tennessee high school students lag in college readiness according to first TNReady results
Under the state’s tougher new grading scale, nearly three-quarters of Tennessee high school students performed below grade level on each of the new tests.
October 14, 2016
TNReady scores are down, but GPAs shouldn’t take big hit under phase-in plan
Now that the drop in state test scores is official, Tennessee education leaders have a plan to soften the initial blow to high school students’ GPAs.
September 20, 2016
Analysis: Memphis students from closed schools don’t always go to better ones
Up to 2,600 Memphis students leaving 10 closed schools since 2012 were assigned to schools with similar, if not worse, test scores, according to a Chalkbeat analysis.
August 1, 2016
City’s top education officials claim victory after big increases in English test scores
The city’s top education officials celebrated historic gains on state tests Monday.
December 18, 2015
Here’s what you need to know about the latest teacher evaluation changes
The Board of Regents voted Monday to suspend the use of state test scores in teacher evaluations for four years. Here's what that means for educators.
August 18, 2015
Testing spikes and nosedives: What does it all mean?
With dozens of Tennessee schools logging double-digit test score gains and losses this year, a Vanderbilt researcher warns against drawing quick conclusions.
Science and Social Studies
July 16, 2015
In Denver, big swings in some schools’ scores, even as district follows state trends
DPS scores on science and social studies assessments track state trends, but some schools are thriving while others struggle.
May 26, 2015
Rise & Shine: Tracing Colorado schools’ transition to Common Core
May 6, 2015
Schools could earn fewer A’s next year under proposed state board rule changes
Schools could have a harder time earning A's beginning in 2016 if the Indiana State Board of Education approves new A-to-F grading rules Thursday.
March 22, 2015
One school at a time, one child at a time, impact of school closures goes beyond budgets
While one of the stated goals of closing underperforming schools is to boost test scores, research suggests that the opposite often happens for students who are moved.
November 20, 2014
Chancellor Fariña implies some charter schools boosting scores by pushing out students
Chancellor Carmen Fariña expressed concerns about charter schools in the past, but comments she made Thursday were perhaps the most provocative she has lobbed at the charter sector since taking over the school system.
August 18, 2014
Rise & Shine: Displaced Shelby County teachers sue for job placement
August 15, 2014
Ten top 10s from New York City’s 2014 test scores
City test scores inched up and overall proficiency remained low, but in a system with more than 1,200 elementary and middle schools, there are dozens of outliers. We pulled out some of the highest and lowest scorers and what you need to know about why they’re there.
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