The Princeton Review Ranks State Testing Programs and Policies
- Improving Performance on State Assessments. // T H E Journal;Jan2001, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p38
Presents the Princeton Review's Web-based educational solution for improving performance on high-stakes state assessment in the United States. Availability of the curriculum-focused learning tools in the Homeroom.com; Specialization in the preparation for major multistate assessment exams.
- Delay High-Stakes Graduation Exam, Alaska Board Says. Bushweller, Kevin; Dea, Vanessa // Education Week;01/10/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 16, p25
Focuses on the impact of the recommendation of the Alaska state board of education to postpone the use of high-stakes graduation exam on the debate about the standards and testing in the legislature. Support of Governor Tommy Knowles of the delay; Plan of some legislators to exert efforts to...
- LEAPs and bounds: what the test teaches. // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);06/04/2001, Vol. 21 Issue 50
Evaluates the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP). Effect of the LEAP test on the teachers; Educational problems neglected in the state; Impact of LEAP on the schools.
- Stung by Criticism For Altering Texts, N.Y. Changes Policy. Zehr, Mary Ann // Education Week;6/12/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 40, p1
Reports the change of policy of the New York Department of Education on the alteration of literary selections in the state regents' English examination. Discovery of inconsistencies; Reaction of the literary community; Reasons for the alteration.
- A republican's final act. Beckett, Francis // New Statesman;11/18/2002, Vol. 131 Issue 4614, p16
Reports on the decision of Northern Ireland to abolish the 11-plus test for school children. Reason of Martin McGuinness, Norther Ireland's former education minister, for abolishing the testl; Existence of traditional grammar school in Northern Ireland; Public opinion on the test.
- Test Dilemma: Revisions Upset Trends in Data. Hoff, David J. // Education Week;05/02/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 33, p1
Focuses on a proposal to establish a testing system in Kentucky that describes how well the state's children are learning. Program officials' decision to lessen emphasis on so-called performance questions; List of problems arising from constant revision of testing programs; Only way of...
- Following Suit Settlement, Minn. Signs Test Contract. Bowman, Darcia Harris // Education Week;10/1/2003, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p18
The article reports that the Minnesota education department signed a $23.7 million student-testing contract this month after a county judge rejected a legal challenge to the winning bid. The Maple Grove, Minnesota-based Data Recognition Corp. filed the lawsuit, arguing that it had submitted a...
- Back to School. Sack, Joetta L. // Education Week;11/13/2002, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p16
Reports on the educational test program 'Take the Test' week initiated by various state education groups in Michigan as a way to inform residents and get them more involved to schools. Test time for adults; Web site address for those interested to take online test; Test standards.
- New York's rising expenditures have not led to better SAT scores. Goldy, Lisa M. // Hudson Valley Business Journal;11/1/93 - 11/8/93, Vol. 5 Issue 40, p15
Reports on New York state's failure to alleviate students' Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores through increased expenditures in education. Investments in the 1980s; Declining trend in SAT scores; Comparison with Catholic school spending and scores; Viewed impact of centralized systems on...