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  • More California students pass mandatory high school exit exam

     
    California students in the class of 2012 improved their pass rate on the state high school exit exam for the sixth year in a row, with 95% demonstrating the required skills in reading, writing and math, state Supt. of Public......
  • California students continue gains on test scores

     
    California students continued making strides on standardized English and math tests based on results released Friday, but fewer than half of the students in Los Angeles are performing at grade level. In all, 57% of California students scored as “...
  • Why teachers have test anxiety, too

     
    The statement of the obvious: Bad teachers are afraid of being evaluated based on how well their students perform on standardized tests. When they fail their students, their students fail them. The question: But why are so many presumptively good......
  • Schools caught cheating on standardized tests [Google+ hangout]

     
    Times education reporter Howard Blume will join city editor Shelby Grad at 1:30 p.m. for a Google+ hangout about schools the state stripped of their Academic Performance Index ratings for cheating on standardized tests. Some teachers may have thought...
  • Merced teachers union backs controversial federal grant proposal

     
    A Merced teachers union has voted to back a controversial federal grant program, but only after extracting district guarantees that student test scores would not be used to evaluate individual instructors. Sheila Whitley, president of the Merced Union...
  • Evaluation agreement clears union hurdle; teachers endorse Zimmer

     
    The governing body of the Los Angeles teachers union has endorsed a tentative agreement on teacher evaluations that incorporates the results of student standardized test scores. The approval was a key hurdle but rank-and-file members will have the final...
  • Grammy, Pulitzer winners, TV star among highlights of upcoming Zoellner season

     
    A Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, the world premiere of a song cycle based on poems by Carl Reiner’s daughter, dazzling international dance ensembles, circus arts and perhaps America’s premier storyteller will highlight the 16th season of...
  • L.A. Unified, teachers union agree on teachers evaluations

     
    After months of tense negotiations, the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers union have tentatively agreed to use student test scores to evaluate instructors for the first time ever, officials announced Friday....
  • L.A. teachers union urges members to ignore performance program

     
    As L.A. Unified reopened for the new school year Tuesday, the teachers' union is urging its members not to participate in a voluntary performance review program that ties student test scores to teacher evaluations. In a recorded back-to-school message...
  • Teacher evaluation bill might not pass muster with feds, official says

     
    A teacher evaluations bill under consideration by the state Legislature won't necessarily bring extra federal dollars to California, the top U.S. education official said. The bill has been debated in the Assembly and is expected to go to the state...
  • Liberty and Freedom National Merit Scholars

     
    Each year, students across America take the PSAT as a practice run for the SAT, the all-important standardized test most colleges and universiites use to evaluate student potential. Each year, the College Board,creator of the PSAT and SAT, ranks scores as...