Standardized Testing

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Pa. Senate Votes to Delay Keystone Exams Requirement

We told you last week that officials at schools in Philly and across Pennsylvania are preparing for a drop in the graduation rate in 2017, […]

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School Closings Are Hugely Controversial, But a New Study Suggests They Boost Student Performance

The two most polarizing words in Philadelphia education might be “portfolio model.” The phrase has induced hunger strikes, enraged Diane Ravitch and paved the way for two dozen Philadelphia public school […]

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Hite: District to Share “Opt Out” Info on Testing

The Philadelphia School District is preparing to share information with parents on how to opt their children out of standardized tests, Superintendent William Hite said […]

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PARCC Opt-Out Confusion Explained — Sort Of

Like many other parents in the state of New Jersey, Jack Fairchild of Moorestown is against his children taking the controversial PARCC examination, so much so that […]

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Parents Group to Host Anti-Testing Seminar at School District HQ

The controversy over standardized testing will be fought Tuesday at Philadelphia School District headquarters. That’s where the Philadelphia Home and School Council will host a […]

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In South Jersey, District Instructs Families How to Opt Out of Testing

Haddon Township School District isn’t necessarily against PARCC, the highly controversial standardized education assessment that has been adopted by dozens of states nation-wide. But district officials are telling […]

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Council Members Back Testing “Revolt”

There’s a “revolt” against standardized testing under way in Philly, and some members of the City Council are backing it. Seventeen percent of students at Feltonville […]

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INSIDE TAKE: Standardized Testing Isn’t Worth It

(Editor’s note: This column is the first of many to come from Citified insiders, our roster of urban doers, experts and advocates who will offer their takes […]