Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
The standardized tests called the Maryland School Assessments are coming under fire from some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials.
The Virginia Board of Education has pushed to November a vote on criteria that will be used to grade public schools.
Montgomery Count school officials say they are looking into why more than half of students failed some of their final exams in math.
A bill that would remove the science and history portions of the Standards of Learning tests given to third grade students in VA is one step closer to becoming law.