Standardized testing

William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 12, 2019 - 11:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools. Federal authorities called...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 27, 2019 - 4:44 pm
Leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump directed his personal attorney at the time to threaten legal action against the colleges and high school he attended if they publicly released his grades or standardized test scores, the attorney, Michael Cohen, told Congress on Wednesday...
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November 03, 2018 - 4:00 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's first female governor is taking another trailblazing role as head of a board that oversees standardized tests designed to measure student achievement across the country. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Friday that former Gov. Beverly Perdue is...
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South Carolina Radio Network
May 07, 2018 - 10:26 am
USC education professor Dr. Jim Kirylo questions the educational value of administering so many tests and whether this is a wise use of taxpayer dollars.
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February 21, 2018 - 9:40 am
BOSTON (AP) — Students in Massachusetts lead the nation in achievement on Advanced Placement exams, according to the nonprofit group behind the tests. More than 32 percent of Massachusetts students who graduated from public high schools last year scored a three or better on at least one test,...
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August 20, 2017 - 11:17 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A freshman class with record academic qualifications, culled from a record number of applications, is likely to push University of Georgia's enrollment to another high mark as fall semester classes began Monday. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that based on numbers released by...
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Seth Stokes
June 22, 2017 - 9:27 am
In this week's edition of the WORD Cover Story, I take a look at the standards and practices of South Carolina's standardized testing policies. Are they effective? Why does the Palmetto State rank so low nationwide? How do they approach students who are new to the country and do not speak the...
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