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House Approves Bill for Commission on Standardized Tests

The Maryland House of Delegates unanimously added their support to a review of the state’s standardized testing system.

03/23/2015

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Md. Senate Approves Commission to Look at Standardized Tests

The Maryland Senate voted unanimously to start double checking the state’s answers when it comes to standardized tests.

03/18/2015

Nearly one-third (31 percent) of recent grads reported their monthly loan payments as greater than 12 percent of their income, a nearly 10 percent increase from 2000. Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Moratorium on Test Assessment Gets Unfavorable Stamp

A bill that would put a moratorium on controversial standardized tests in Maryland got a failing grade by a Senate committee.

03/13/2015

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‘Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing Education

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.

09/08/2014

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Standardized Tests Under Fire in Maryland

The standardized tests called the Maryland School Assessments are coming under fire from some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials.

12/23/2013

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Va. Education Board Delays Grade Criteria Vote

The Virginia Board of Education has pushed to November a vote on criteria that will be used to grade public schools.

10/25/2013

Nearly one-third (31 percent) of recent grads reported their monthly loan payments as greater than 12 percent of their income, a nearly 10 percent increase from 2000. Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Montgomery Math Exam Failures Prompt Review

Montgomery Count school officials say they are looking into why more than half of students failed some of their final exams in math.

05/05/2013

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Va Bill Would Remove History And Science From 3rd Grade Standardized Tests

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.

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