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4 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

A parent's plea: Schools, let the kids have August

We test them almost to death, we make them play sports till their arms fall off and their knees implode.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Life, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, Standardized Testing

8 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Business is booming at the ACT

In ten years, the number of incoming freshmen who submitted ACT's during the admissions process at WLU has gone from 15% to 51%.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education Etc., Illinois

12 hrs ago | The Indianapolis Star

Cheat Sheet: 'Baby Got Class' viral video, be in an Indy TV commercial

Cheat Sheet: 'Baby Got Class' viral video, be in an Indy TV commercial Weather and news updates for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Weather, Standardized Testing, Indiana

16 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Loosens Reins on Teacher Evaluations, Testing

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Thursday that states can apply for extra time before tying teacher evaluations to student test scores, and called for a reduction of over-testing.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Washington DC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Lee County parents create on-line petition to end standardized testing

The idea of Lee County schools saying goodbye to state testing is gaining a lot of traction.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

KSL-TV

Utah average ACT score highest for second year in a row

For the second consecutive year, Utah students earned the nation's highest ACT scores when compared with states where all students participate in the test.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

WLOS

NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional

A North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools.

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Related Topix: School Vouchers, Hobgood, NC

Burlington Times News

Judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional

A new school voucher program was ruled unconstitutional Thursday by a judge who said taxpayer money should not be used for tuition to private or religious schools.

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Related Topix: School Vouchers, Hobgood, NC

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

ACT scores slightly down from last year

Louisiana's ACT scores were slightly down from last year. The average Act and composite scores for students were either the same or slightly down from 2013 to 2014 depending on how you calculate them.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

WOZZ-FM Appleton

Charter school in Waukesha has highest ACT scores ...

A shot of a classroom. [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL ], via Wikimedia Commons) WAUKESHA, Wis A charter school in Waukesha had Wisconsin's top score in the A-C-T college entrance exam.

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Related Topix: Waukesha, WI, Standardized Testing, Whitefish Bay, WI

The Washington Post

A shocking statistic about the quality of education research

In 1968, an article in Kappan magazine titled "The Need for Replication in Education Research" by education Professor Robert H. Bauernfeind said: The principle of replication is the cornerstone of scientific inquiry.

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Related Topix: Duke University, University of Connecticut

Clarksville Online

ACT Recognizes Tennessee for "Unusual and Impressive" Test Gains

Nashville, TN - Tennessee's composite ACT score showed its largest gain in more than a decade, and increased more than it has since the state began testing all students in 2010, according to scores released today by ACT.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Tennessee, Tennessee Government, Nashville, TN, Mathematics, Science

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

California graduates surpass those nationwide in college and career readiness

Less than 30 percent of California's 2014 high school graduates took the ACT test, which assesses students for college and career readiness, according to a report released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: California, Standardized Testing, Wine, Drink

Journal and Courier

Education documentary returns to big screenEducation documentary...

Education documentary returns to big screen "Rise Above the Mark," the WLCSC-backed documentary, will have fall showings, DVD release Check out this story on jconline.com: http://on.jconline.com/1oSihxN The Long Center for the Performing Arts marquee is lit for the Dec. 12 premiere of "Rise Above the Mark."

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Related Topix: Merrillville, IN, Standardized Testing, School Vouchers

WLTX-TV Columbia

SC's ACT Test Scores Stable As More Take Exam

The Class of 2014's average composite score was 20.4 on a 36-point scale, unchanged from last year.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Columbia, SC

KTVN Reno

Nevada's ACT Test Takers Score Above U.S. Average

Makers of the ACT test say Nevada's Class of 2014 scored higher than the national average in English, reading and math, although only about one-third of graduates took the exam.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

WMDT

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Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam.

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Sunherald.com

ACT scores by 2014 Miss. high school grads edge up

Mississippi's 2014 high school graduates made an average composite score of 19 on the test, ticking up from 18.9 last year.

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Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Standardized Testing

WMTV Madison

Wisconsin retains number 2 spot on ACT test

The state's high school seniors scored an average composite of 22.2 out of a possible 36, ranking Wisconsin behind Minnesota.

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KFVS12

Illinois schools see modest gains on ACT scores

The Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois' high school graduating class of 2014 earned a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing

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