Addressing one of education’s most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time and said the government shares responsibility for turning tests into the be-all and end-all of American schools.
The Lowndes County School District board of trustees has voted to move forward with certain state Department of Environmental Quality tests on one of the sites being considered for the $11 million centralized career-technical center.
More than a decade after No Child Left Behind established a stronger federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the much-criticized education law that would return much of that power to the states.
The nation’s main education law, long overdue for an overhaul, is headed for a major revision in the Senate.
The focus is on the Senate as it considers a rewrite of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law, a day after the House narrowly passed a Republican-led measure that dramatically lessens the federal role in education policy.
The results of Mississippi’s first statewide assessment of kindergarten literacy show the majority of the state’s youngest students made significant gains this academic year.
Golden Triangle high school students who took the WorkKeys test this spring out-performed the regional average.
Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.
The Starkville School District is exploring a deal with East Mississippi Community College that would allow the junior college to offer general education testing and college-level classes at West Oktibbeha County High School.
A bill that would tighten sanctions for schools that cheat on state tests passed what appeared to be its final hurdles Wednesday in the Mississippi House and Senate, but House members must return Thursday — after the Senate has already adjourned for the year — and decide whether to reconsider their vote.