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    To find or not to have found an educational solution for certain individuals?
    To find or not to have found an educational solution for certain individuals is the question:Why the switch from FCAT examination to Common Core? Well to start, FCAT tests a limited scope of educational strands that were known as the Sunshine...
  • Twiiter Buy Button
    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 buttons. They are using this...
  • 'Making the Grades' by Todd Farley
    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 cut scores are the way in which the...
  • Math Fun
    "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 Old English...
  • Achievements should not be based on more and more standardize testing
    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,...
  • Hastest Solutions, Inc.
    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...
  • Tom Corbett
    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 graduate. Students worry and...
  • Test Time
    “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 York, one of the 45...
  • 3 ways to help your child become stress free on test day
    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 to score...
  • MAC February 1, 2014 kids
    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...
  • Testathon
    The world's first hackathon for testers: Testathon
    Hackathons have gotten big in the tech world. They're viewed as a fun way to build something in just a few days, meet passionate people from your community, and get some free food and swag. A new type of event is just around the corner:...
  • Celebrity Spotlight
    When to follow in a celebrity’s footsteps
    Breast cancer happens to be the most common cancer among women over the age of 20. Mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes cause approximately seven percent of breast cancer cases and up to 15 percent of ovarian cancer cases. Among women who test...
  • education rankings
    Why are American students so dumb?
    American students do not place in the top 10 compared to the rest of the world. American kids rank about 23rd in math, 14th in reading, and 17th in science, according to 2010 statistics. Why are American kids such lousy students? A New York Times...
  • Billionaires Without a College Degree
    Are Public School Students Used as Cash Cows for College and Testing Profits?
    Why Are Students Being Pushed Toward College? Follow the money! The Associated Press reported that over 53% of people with degrees are jobless or underemployed while Texas legislators and the Texas Education Agency push college readiness standards...
  • Education needs to be accountable for all students
    Testing, testing 1-2-3 isn't just for rocket launches
    The sound that can be heard from any teaching orlaunching pad is from teachers in classrooms and the number of tests that are taken in one year. In thePittsburgh City Schools, there will be hundreds of different tests and that includes PSSA and...