| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The release of the Maryland School Assessment results — anticipated early next week — will surely send a ripple of shock to parents across the state. Educators are bracing for dips in math performance. At first glance, the scores will appear...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:55 PM
A number of education leaders are calling for a moratorium on annual student assessments until Maryland switches to tests that match a new curriculum being implemented in classrooms.
The state teachers union and school superintendents association said...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine?
Since the 1920s, the Medical...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Maryland's student test scores declined significantly for the first time in a decade, a drop officials attributed to the beginning of a tumultuous time in public education that will bring widespread changes to what is taught from kindergarten through high...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
What does it mean to be gifted in the United States?
A national survey in 2011 found that the predominant method of assessment, by far, is the administration of IQ tests and standardized academic tests. At least 34 states, including California, consider...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:38 PM
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — While his eighth-grade classmates took state standardized tests this spring, Tucker Richardson woke up late and played basketball in his Delaware Township driveway.
Tucker's parents, Wendy and Will, are part of a...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Glendale Teachers Assn. officials, in talks with the district regarding its support for federal Race to the Top funds, said they remain concerned regarding testing requirements and funding implications — issues that scuttled Glendale Unified’s...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Just weeks after the U.S. House Republicans made a purely symbolic move to dismantle No Child Left Behind, the law that forces schools to report standardized test scores, standardized testing season hit our household.
By testing season I don't mean...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:17 PM
I was a volunteer reading tutor at Betances Elementary School in 2011, and was trained in the research-based reading instruction methods used in its Early Reading Lab, so it's no surprise to me that their third-grade reading scores are topping the charts....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 1:30 PM
California education officials have identified 242 schools statewide where students posted standardized test-related images on social-networking sites — 16 of which included exam questions or answers that could be deemed as cheating violations....