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  • Illinois' Board of Education extends deadline for new kindergarten tests

    Prompted by concerns from educators that the state's new kindergarten assessment is cumbersome and unnecessary, officials at the Illinois State Board of Education said this week that they will allow school districts three years to launch the mandatory program.
  • Pence says he's confident there's time to shorten ISTEP

     Pence says he's confident there's time to shorten ISTEP
    INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he has hired a second consultant to review the state's standardized test and expects recommendations by Friday on how to shorten the time students need to take the high-stakes exam. The moves are the...

    Tenth-grade test counts, so why give 11th graders one?

    Tenth-grade test counts, so why give 11th graders one?
    Florida students must pass the state's 10th-grade language arts exam to earn a high school diploma. That's been true for more than a decade and remains true as the state shifts this year to a new standardized exam. So why are Florida's 11th graders also...

    Pence says recommendations coming this week from experts on shortening student testing time

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he has hired a second consultant to review the state's standardized test and expects recommendations by Friday on how to shorten the time students need to take the high-stakes exam. The moves are the latest effort...

    Time for time out on new school testing: Editorial

    Time for time out on new school testing: Editorial
    Florida faces a pivot point in its nation-leading drive to hold public schools accountable. Amid a groundswell of protest from across the state and political spectrum, a bipartisan push for reasonable reconsideration and relief on high-stakes testing is...