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What testing has removed from the classroom:
The great feeling a teacher experiences when a student’s light goes on when they acquire a skill they struggled with.The pleasure of sitting down on the rug and reading to or having a discussion with the class...
Mentally ill more likely to be tested for HIV
People with mental illness are being tested more often for HIV than people without mental illness, according to a new study.Researchers analyzed a nationally representative sample of almost 22,000 adults from 2007 that is an update of federal...
Tips for passing the vehicle emissions test
The 13-county metro Atlanta region has more than 2.5 million cars that are tested for emissions each year. Georgia’s Clean Air Force, a partnership with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, recently released some tips to help...
Testing focus of October Jeffco School Board study session
Student achievement, graduation rates, and whether Jeffco students are being over tested were the main topics discussed at the Oct. 16 Jeffco School Board study session. Board members also spent time discussion Superintendent Dan McMinimee’s 2014-15...
Using Twitter to buy
Twitter is now testing the 'Buy' Button. It is starting out small. There are only starting with 28 as the number of brands, music artists and non-profit organizations that are getting to use Twitter's new...
Testing: How do we get to Fair Grades?
Here is a link to some excellent reporting from Gary Stern of the Lohud Journal News on the creation of the cut scores for the latest round of testing, about to be released. To all intents and purposes, these...
"New Math" again?
In 1976, when I commenced my teaching career then as an elementary school teacher, we were instructed to emphasize metrics since the system would be fully adopted in 1978.Then 1978 came and left, and we were still teaching the...
Achievements should not be based on more and more standardize testing
In regards to Testing Services, the Department of Education provides a wide range of services to Florida schools, school districts, community colleges, universities, and students including school accountability and testing of students, teachers, and principals. The Office of Assessment...
Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski tours small business of the year
Hastest Solutions, Inc. was awarded one of the 80 California Small Business of the Year 2014 Awards, representing Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski’s District 25. Hastest Solutions, Inc. are an environmental test chamber manufacturing company in Silicon Valley, that...
What are Keystone tests?
What are these Keystone tests you hear about? Your child comes home from high school and says that the teacher told them that they have to know certain facts and pass what is called the Keystone tests in order to...
“They don’t want to go to school anymore”
Carol Burris, recognized high school principal from Long Island, New York, sees students who tell her they don’t want to go to school anymore. She attributes this directly to the way New York is utilizing Common Core.New...
3 ways to help your child become stress free on test day
Depending on your state's educational calendar, the annual dreaded mandatory testing has begun. For my 4th grade daughter, next week starts testing for us. She will take tests in writing, reading and math this year and is expected...
Martial arts testing has great value
Legend has it that during the ancient practices of martial arts, students wore white belts or sashes around their waists to hold their practice suits together. As time progressed, the white belt became soiled, becoming darker with each layer of...
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