Standardized tests like the PSSAs and now, the Keystone exams, are a major measure of student performance in Pennsylvania. But Philadelphia teachers union president Jerry Jordan told a Council hearing that they haven’t helped.
Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
Students now have some new options when applying to the school.
Four of the five, including Cayuga Elementary School principal Evelyn Cortez, now have a preliminary hearing on July 18th to face charges that they gave students answers to standardized tests.
State senator Andrew Dinniman, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, says the Education Department is overstressing the tests despite an earlier understanding with lawmakers.
And this so-called “opt out” movement is part of a growing national trend.
These are the first heads to roll in the investigation of 53 Philadelphia schools that has been going on for more than a year.
Can you get a third grader to tell you a secret? New Jersey education officials are trying to do just that — on a standardized test.
A brochure received by parents in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Union District, on retaining 3rd graders based on standardized test reading scores is titled, “Will your child pass third grade?” is meant to help students achieve standardized reading levels.
Pennsylvania’s secretary of education is ordering more than three dozen school districts to conduct internal investigations of suspicious scores on state standardized tests.
Pennsylvania education officials are looking into a report that has surfaced indicating possible cheating on state standardized tests.
Word of a cheating scandal in Atlanta schools got Pennsylvania state rep Michael McGeehan thinking: what ever happened to a similar case in Philadelphia?
New Jersey education officials have released the results of annual standardized tests and they suggest there’s a lot of work to be done to make sure every student in the Garden State gets an equal opportunity to succeed.