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Aug 19, 2002 Algebra = X in One School, Y in Another: Teaching Inconsistent as Standards Waver

QUOTE: Educators across the country say the effort to improve and accelerate middle school math instruction is suffering because school boards, principals and teachers start with the most watery versions of algebra...

Washington Post
Aug 14, 2002 Exit Tests Hurt At-risk Students

QUOTE: As more states adopt high school graduation tests, an increasing number of poor, black and Latino students are at risk of being denied diplomas because schools do a bad job of preparing them for the high-stakes exams.

Washington Post
Aug 12, 2002 School Desegregation Policy Is Challenged

QUOTE: Three years ago, when Samantha Comfort asked to enroll her daughter, Elizabeth, in kindergarten at Sisson Elementary School here…she did not know that she was starting down a path to litigation that could determine the fate of hundreds of school diversity policies nationwide.

New York Times
Aug 08, 2002 Officials Link Foreign Web Sites to Cheating on Graduate Admission Exams

QUOTE: An undetermined number of students in China, Taiwan and South Korea were able to raise their scores substantially last year on the verbal part of the most widely used entrance exam to American graduate schools by logging on to Web sites in those countries that post questions and answers memorized by previous test takers...

New York Times
Aug 08, 2002 NCAA Could Alter Eligibility Standards: Test Score Emphasis Might Be Played Down

QUOTE: ...the NCAA is likely to begin emphasizing high school grade-point averages instead of the exams.

Washington Post
Aug 02, 2002 Spurned Student Challenges Naval Academy On Test Scores

QUOTE: While a number of selective colleges and universities have long been presumed to demand minimum scores of their applicants, the policy is seldom articulated, and appears to violate guidelines by the tests' makers that discourage using the scores alone as a predictor of college success.

New York Times
Jul 15, 2002 Abuse is Feared As SAT Test Changes Disability Policy

QUOTE: The College Board has agreed to stop flagging the scores of disabled students who take the SAT under special conditions, such as extra time, in a legal settlement that could send tremors through the college admissions process.

New York Times
May 01, 2002 Bye-Bye S.A.T.

QUOTE: The academic establishment...has declared war on the Scholastic Assessment Test.

Townhall.com
Mar 18, 2002 In Testing, One Size May Not Fit All

QUOTE: But with more than a dozen states putting graduation exams into effect in the next three years — and others requiring new tests for promotion to the next grade — the debate [over how to accommodate students with learning disabilities] has become broader and more urgent...

New York Times
Jan 02, 2002 After Schools' Test Success Comes Worry: Educators Fear Impact of Emphasis On Scores

QUOTE: But even as Mount Vernon basks in its rising test scores, its top school officials worry that the impending federal law takes a good thing -- testing and accountability -- too far. "The problem is that the test would become too much the focus of instruction..."

Washington Post
Oct 31, 2001 Students Can Often Cheat Their Punishment

QUOTE: ...student government president at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda was caught cheating on a final exam, many teachers and parents thought he should lose his student office and all credit for that semester's history course. Instead, he kept his office, passed the course and just got a zero on that test...

Washington Post
Aug 13, 2001 Rigid Rules Will Damage School

QUOTE: ...both houses of Congress voted for a dramatic expansion of the federal role in the education of our children...identifying schools that are not raising test scores fast enough to satisfy the federal government...

New York Times
Aug 10, 2001 Congress May Ease Plans for School Accountability

QUOTE: Negotiators working to reconcile House and Senate education bills are acknowledging that their original criteria for identifying failing schools are unrealistic...

New York Times
Jul 24, 2001 With School Testing, Unresolved Questions: Hill, White House Differ Over Standards

QUOTE: ...difficulty congressional negotiators face in devising school accountability standards that will be useful in states with widely differing educational standards measured by a variety of math and reading tests.

Washington Post
May 20, 2001 Right Answer, Wrong Score: Test Flaws Take Toll

QUOTE: The testing industry is coming off its three most problem-plagued years....the industry cannot guarantee the kind of error-free, high-speed testing that parents, educators and politicians seem to take for granted.

New York Times
May 10, 2001 U. of Virginia Hit By Scandal Over Cheating

QUOTE: Some 122 students stand accused of cheating on term papers in a popular introductory physics class, with as many as half of them expected to face the only penalty available for cheating here: expulsion or loss of degrees

New York Times
Dec 22, 2000 Student Failure Causes States to Retool Testing Programs

QUOTE: Rocked by two straight years of widespread failure (88 percent of the sophomores failed the math test the previous spring, in a pilot run), state education officials have concluded that the test is too hard and have absolved any class graduating before 2004, at the earliest, of having to pass it. In retrenching on that test, and on a writing exam where scores were only marginally better, Arizona, too, has company...

New York Times

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