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Teen Spots Error on State Writing Test

When high school junior Geoffery Stanford sat down to take his state's standardized writing test last week, little did he know he wasn't just proofreading his own work -- but the test itself. Stanford found a glaring typo on his test missed by the 30...

No Child Left Behind -- what's the problem?

A lot of people -- mostly politicians, it seems -- have praised the No Child Left Behind initiative to no end. Best thing since sliced bread, it seems. But a lot of people -- especially teachers -- have voiced plenty of criticism, If you're not quite...

Using the Force to improve test scores

In Pennsylvania, students are getting ready to take the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests, something, I'm sure, most kids dread and administrators fear. In one district, however, students have an edge -- the Force is with them....

Should students who fail standardized tests still advance?

Standardized testing is a hotly contested topic between lawmakers, educators, parents and students. Are they effective? What do they prove? Do they hinder educators who, instead of fully investigating topics as they see fit, must teach their students...

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