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  • St. Edwards University
    Clarifying the test-optional college admission plans
    Just when you thought it couldn’t get more complex, with the redesign of the SAT and ACT’s planned changes to their test, colleges add their twist with new testing policies in admission.There used to be two options. Colleges required...
  • Texas
    Next steps after June SAT fiasco
    Fiasco might be a strong word, but the printing errors on the standard test booklets that occurred during the June 6 administration of the SAT has raised concerns with both students and educators. Students are worried that the timing issue which...
  • Children at Play
    Let the children play
    With Common Core curriculum in the mainstream, bringing “play” back into to the Kindergarten classroom might seem unlikely, but Pasadena, Maryland will do just that this September. The states of Vermont, Minnesota, and Washington are...
  • Turbo Tutoring
    High school students accelerate SAT test prep in single Turbo Tutoring session
    A single Turbo Tutoring session gives college-bound students complete instruction on the SAT examination process to accelerate their test prep, saving time and money.Designed by Fairfax County Public School educators Dan Harris and Gregg Greentree...
  • Pimentel and ibs
    Food poisoning a risk factor for irritable bowel syndrome
    Dr. Pimentel explains IBS, food poisoning and new testSummertime is nearly here…and that means more picnics, barbeques and food festivals. But food left sitting outside can sometimes lead to food poisoning – a risk factor for a...
  • Seattle high school students walk out in protest of standardized test
    Seattle high school students walk out in protest of standardized test
    Did you see this story all over the news recently? No juniors show up to take SBAC at Seattle high school. Of course, we’ve heard of parents opting their kids out of tests before, but in this case, ALL of the 11th grade students at Nathan...
  • AFT Petition to Pearson Education K-12 shareholders meeting.
    AFT Petition to Pearson Education K-12 shareholders meeting.
    Printed below is an update from the AFT (American Federation of Teachers) President, Randi Weingarten, received as an email blast to the members. First, some context:As one of the Education Publishing giants, Pearson Education wields substantial...
  •   Can Governor Scott be on the verge of something good for education in Florida?
    Could Gov. Scott be on the verge of something good for education in Florida?
    In a recent NEA Today (News and Features from the National Education Association) article by Mary Ellen Flannery entitled “Parents and Educators to Lawmakers: Testing is Not Learning!”--- Maybe Florida is one up in the ratings of...
  • Homeschool 101: What is the California Achievement Test?
    Homeschool 101: What is the California Achievement Test?
    The most commonly used standardized test among homeschoolers is probably the California Achievement Test (CAT). The fifth edition, or CAT-5 is most commonly used. Other editions are not as long or as comprehensive.Why would homeschoolers use...
  • Homeschool 101: What is The Iowa Test of Basic Skills?
    Homeschool 101: What is The Iowa Test of Basic Skills?
    Homeschoolers in some states such as Minnesota are legally required to administer a standardized, norm-referenced achievement test every school year for their children of compulsory school age. Other homeschoolers choose to periodically administer...
  • PARCC testing: parents answering none of the above
    PARCC testing: Ohio parents answering none of the above
    In the State of Ohio, an increasing number of parents are answering "none of the above" when it comes to letting their kids take state-mandated assessments.PARCC - a test required by the state of Ohio to be performed in all public...
  • Tesla Model X prototype caught on video performing acceleration and cornering
    Tesla Model X prototype caught on video performing acceleration and cornering
    Green Car Reports spotlighted earlier today (Jan. 30,2015) that the Tesla Model X prototype mule was spotted testing its acceleration and cornering capabilities at the decommissioned Naval Air Station in Alameda, California. In the video, you can...
  • Mentally ill disproportionately singled out for HIV testing
    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...
  • Car emissions test
    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...
  • Jeffco School Board discusses testing, student achivement
    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...
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