Phila. School State Testing Results Plummet Compared To Last YearPhiladelphia school district students' scores dropped sharply over last year.
West Chester School District Superintendent Pressures State To Re-Evaluate Keystone ExamsThe Keystone exams were created in response to 'No Child Left Behind.' Jim Scanlon, Superintendent of the West Chester School District, sent a letter to parents recently, criticizing the Keystone Exams.
As Pa. School Assessment Tests Begin, 'Opt Out' is Some Parents' Response The tests are the primary way the state evaluates school performance. Some parents say it prevents teachers from doing their jobs effectively.
Feltonville Teachers Called To Investigative Conference For Giving Parents PSSA Opt-Out AdviceSchool district spokesman Fernando Gallard says teachers at Feltonville School for Arts and Sciences gave information and other materials to parents without the principal's knowledge. He found out after nearly 20% of the school's parents "opted out" of the state PSSA's.
8th Educator Charged In Philadelphia Test Cheating ProbeA former Philadelphia principal has become the eighth person charged in a sweeping grand jury probe of cheating on standardized tests.
More Parents Removing Kids from Standardized Testing in Pennsylvania SchoolsAnd this so-called "opt out" movement is part of a growing national trend.
With Balloons and Cheers, Philadelphia School Gets Kids Hyped For PSSA TestingThis was not your normal pep rally, not by a long shot.
Some Parents Opt-Out Kids From Pennsylvania School Tests Opting out is extremely unusual in Pennsylvania: Only 260 out of about 932,000 students were excused from the math and reading PSSAs last year; an even lower number opted out of the science exam, according to the state Education Department.
Pa. Students To Take First Keystone Exams Next WeekSchool districts statewide will begin administering new standardized tests next week that eventually all students will have to pass to graduate.
Philadelphia PSSA Scores Expected To Be Much LowerStandardized 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.
Many Philadelphia Schools Qualify For 'Low-Achieving' Tax Credits For StudentsMore than half of the school buildings in the School District of Philadelphia are on the list.
School District Investigating Cheating Allegations At Hunting Park SchoolThe school district's chief academic officer, Penny Nixon, says in the wake of reports of cheating on state standardized tests, the district will look into the matter.