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After Online Testing Debacle, Ritz Appoints Third Party To Review ISTEP Results

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz

Six weeks after server problems caused widespread disruptions to Indiana’s online standardized tests, a New Hampshire based group is starting a review of the results to see if the state can use them in its rating systems for teachers and schools. The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment will conduct the inquiry, state […]

NYT: Why Teachers Tend To Impact Math Scores More Than Reading Scores

On the second-to-last day of classes, Sandorf passes out John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" to his students. He hopes he can "get them hooked" and that some students will finish the story over the summer with the assistance of a district-provided online program.

While school leaders “often fret about the state of math education, particularly in comparison with other countries,” New York Times education reporter Motoko Rich writes teachers’ greater challenge may be boosting reading scores — particularly at low-income schools: Studies have repeatedly found that “teachers have bigger impacts on math test scores than on English test scores,” […]

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