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New York City Schools Struggle to Separate the Gifted from the Just Well-Prepared

Admissions testing for gifted and talented programs has become a fraught process, where administrators seeking authentic measures of intelligence are barely able to keep ahead of test-prep companies.


Standardized Testing Costs States $1.7 Billion A Year, Study Finds

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A new report by the Washington-based Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution calculates states spend a combined $1.7 billion annually on standardized testing.


Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams gain steam

With school in full swing across the United States, the littlest students are getting used to the blocks table and the dress-up corner - and that staple of American public education, the standardized test.

Senh: Tests for kids in kindergarten? Whatever happened to let kids be kids?


13 more charged in SAT cheating scandal

13 more charged in SAT cheating scandal

Students paid test-takers up to $3,600 to boost scores and their chances of getting into a top college, New York prosecutors said.


Mom fights standardized testing

A Pennsylvania mother has decided she does not want her two children to take the two-week-long standardized tests given by her state as part of the federal No Child Left Behind law.


In Tests, Few Students Excel in Science

Only one or two out of 100 displayed a mastery of science on nationwide tests, the Department of Education said.


California to use new type of nationwide school tests

Through a federal grant, California will join 43 other states in replacing oft-maligned standardized exams. “This is going to change the way children are taught,” US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said about the new nationwide tests.


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