Educators Anticipate Sharp Drops When Pennsylvania Releases Standardized Test ScoresIn the coming weeks, the state education department is expected to release the results of last year's PSSA exams, given to 3rd through 8th graders. And the scores are expected to take a substantial drop.
Conn. Man Brings Walk Against Standardized School Tests Through Delaware ValleyJesse Turner (wearing lime-green shirt in photo) is walking from Connecticut to Washington, DC to gain support for his fight against high-stakes standardized tests in public schools.
New Jersey Assembly To Weigh Scaling Back Scope Of Standardized TestsLawmakers are set to vote Monday on a bill aimed at addressing some parents' concerns surrounding the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests.
Group Of Philadelphia Parents Speaks Out Against Standardized Tests In SchoolA small but vocal group of Philadelphia parents is spreading the word about choosing not to have their children take standardized tests in school.
New Jersey Scores Down Slightly On State TestsNew Jersey education officials say student passage rates dropped slightly on standardized tests last year.
Most SAT Takers Not Prepared To Succeed In CollegeThe College Board reports that less than half of those who took the SATs in 2013 are ready to succeed in college.
Philadelphia Standardized Test Scores Declined Again in 2013Districtwide, reading scores were down 2½ points, and math scores were down four points.
Penn Professor Says Test-Directed Teaching Demonizes TeachersProf. Michael Katz says market-based education reform focuses on the wrong issues, leaving teachers in a no-win situation.