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Philadelphia Standardized Test Scores Declined Again in 2013

Districtwide, reading scores were down 2½ points, and math scores were down four points.


(Graphic: Ed Fischer)

More Parents Removing Kids from Standardized Testing in Pennsylvania Schools

And this so-called “opt out” movement is part of a growing national trend.


(Graphic: Ed Fischer)

Two Philadelphia School Principals Lose Credentials In Wake of Test Cheating Scandal

These are the first heads to roll in the investigation of 53 Philadelphia schools that has been going on for more than a year.


(Graphic: Ed Fischer)

With New Anti-Cheating Procedures, Philadelphia PSSA Test Scores Plummet

After nine years of modest increases, Philadelphia’s performance on the state PSSA tests took a tumble last year.


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Philadelphia PSSA Scores Expected To Be Much Lower

Standardized test scores for Pennsylvania schools are being released today. And, don’t be surprised to see them drop, because of tighter controls to curb cheating.