On December 10, 2015, President Obama released a new education policy called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The act allows each state to set their own measurements for success, instead of requiring states to use standardized testing to assess students, teachers and schools.
Check out this original poem about the frustrations of standardized testing by Eleanor and her brother Audren.
Eight of NYC’s nine specialized high schools use only a single score from one exam to determine admissions. The NAACP and other organizations filed a federal complaint, stating that this policy denies admission to students of color at high rates.
The middle school application process in New York City aims to help you choose the right school for you. This new system is supposed to pressure schools with lower test scores to improve by making them compete for the interest of kids and parents.
Anna Allanbrook is the principal of PS 146, the Brooklyn New School. She spoke with IndyKids about educational issues, and the joys and challenges of being the principal at a New York City public school.
In April each year, one phrase floats around in all the classrooms that almost every student fears: standardized tests. But where did these standardized tests all come from, and how did they become what they are now?
In the spring of 2009, many Los Angeles teachers refused to submit the results of students’ standardized tests to the school district.