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The board of the state's largest school district on Tuesday night appeared to have consensus on a resolution that would call for Oregon to avoid immediately using the new tests in school and teacher ratings.
The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests are administered to students in grades 3-8 in the subjects of reading, language arts, math, science and social studies.
"The more recess the better," she said. "If he doesn't have some kind of release of that energy it seems like he can't concentrate and that's even true at home."
There are two main arguments against using standardized tests to guarantee that students reach at least a basic level of academic competency.
Kansas students, school districts and parents may not receive student math and reading test results that the Federal Government has students take each year because the tests were compromised by cyber-attacks.
A former high school principal and two others have been referred to the Education Professional Standards Board after an investigation by the Kentucky Department of Education found violations with standardized testing.
Across the country, the backlash grows against standardized tests, with parents, educators, state officials and students proclaiming they've had enough.
I was questioning the bill from a local store owner a few years ago. He asked what I did for a living and when I answered, "a teacher," he responded, "You are just a teacher."
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The Texas Bar Foundation has awarded a $16,000 grant to the University of Texas-Pan American in an effort to support the Law School Preparation Institute , according to Your Valley Voice.
El Cerrito High School incoming junior Ciara Dossman, 16, Kennedy High School incoming juniors Quelane Levi, 15, Geramani Martin, 16, and Izabel Rodriguez, 16, left to right, are photographed at the For Richmond headquarters in Richmond, Calif., on Thursday, July 3, 2014.
Over the July 4 holiday, members of the Representative Assembly at the National Education Association's annual convention in Denver approved a new business item demanding the resignation of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, citing in particular the Department of Education's promotion of standardized testing and "pitting public school students ... (more)
United States President Barack Obama visits a classroom at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
We face standardized tests throughout much of our lives, from K-12, college admissions, graduate admissions, and employment settings.
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