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11 Atlanta educators convicted in test cheating scandal

ATLANTA (AP) — Eleven former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy that drew nationwide attention were convicted Wednesday of racketeering charges. 510 more words

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Why is there not an App for that? Speech and Language Test Scores should be at Our Fingertips!

I see so many posts in SLP facebook groups asking people to look up test scores for them because they didn’t bring the manuals home or left at at one of their schools. 275 more words

Speech & Language


At the time, it seemed so important.
I knew it was going to be a long morning, so I dressed comfortably to take my ACT. I think that was one of maybe two or three times I ever wore sweatpants in high school. 868 more words

Education is a process not a product

Many economists these days know what drives people to actually do things better than our policy makers: incentives.

The newer field of behavioral economics has found through countless studies and experiments that people are more likely to do what you want them to do if they are given some positive incentive to do it. 604 more words


When a Teacher’s Job Depends on a Child’s Test

If it’s March, it must be test-prep season: next month, New York students in grades three through eight will take the state’s standardized English Language Arts and Mathematics tests: three days of exams devoted to both subjects, lasting for upward of seventy minutes a day. 1,514 more words


Today Is Opt Out Day...Do Not Let Your Child Be Defined By A Test

Today, March 9th, 2014 is Opt Out Day.  This means you need to opt your child out of the Delaware state standardized test, the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  496 more words

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Something I recently learned

The reason Chinese students have the highest test scores in the world is because they cheat.

If that is not entirely true, it is at least partially true. 681 more words