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  • Testing robs millions from our children.
    Disastrous DIBELS is stealing our tax dollars and our students’ education
    In LAUSD, elementary teachers must give the wasteful DIBELS three times a year. This school year, it has been expanded to include fourth and fifth grade classes.WHAT A WASTE!The teacher must sit in the back or on the side of the classroom with...
  • 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...
  • classroom setting
    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:...