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

Standardized Tests

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. The report’s author, Matthew M. Chingos, looked at test spending data for 44 states and the District of Columbia, determining they spend $669 million overall per year on their primary assessment contracts, or $27 per pupil in grades three through 9.

Sections:  news   u.s.   living   
Topics:  billion   education   school tests   standardized tests   study   tests   
  • Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires
    World's richest man got richer with $79. billion in 2015. More
  • US medicine spending shows rare dip
    Total U.S. spending on prescription medicines declined last year, a first in more than half a century. The dip was 1 percent, to $325.8 billion — a 3.5 percent drop after accounting for population growth and economic expansion, according to the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. More
  • Spain education sector hit by strike against cuts
    Thousands of students and teachers staged a strike across Spain on Thursday to protest government austerity measures and a planned new education reforms. More
  • Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion
    According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
  • US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012
    Things are looking up for most of the nation’s commercial casinos, as gambling revenue increased by nearly 5 percent last year and jobs held roughly steady. According to the annual survey of casinos by the American Gaming Association, America’s nontribal casinos took in $37.3 billion from gamblers last year, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2011. More
  • Dow Chemical Pushes Trump Administration to Scrap Pesticide Study
    Clean energy has been having a really good run in recent years: costs falling, scale skyrocketing ... to 114,000 electric drive vehicles at a cost of $10 billion, while California and 12 partner states made clear they would move forward with their zero ...
    04/20/2017 - 7:27 am | View Link
  • General Motors Keeps Proving Doubters Wrong
    These cost-cutting efforts, along with moving more parts plants closer to assembly plants, have allowed GM to reduce annual materials and logistics costs by as much as $2 billion in ... This study focused on 2013 model year vehicles and the problems ...
    04/20/2017 - 12:13 am | View Link
  • Maybe The World Should Spend More On Legal Drugs: Implications
    Whether one is dealing with stocks of biotech manufacturers of high-priced drugs (say, $10,000 per year ... costs in their quest for new medications, including dead-end ideas and extensive testing. A 2014 report put the cost to develop a new drug at $2.6 ...
    04/17/2017 - 1:50 am | View Link
  • Standardized testing hits a nerve
    Standardized testing ... a 2015 study by the Council of the Great City Schools, which represents the nation’s largest urban school districts. About 12 million students in 29 states and Washington, D.C., took Common Core-aligned tests last year.
    08/7/2016 - 11:41 pm | View Link
  • Standardized Tests
    2011. Web. Bowman, Robert P. Test Buster Pep Rally. YouthLight, 2011. Print. Ujifusa, Andrew. "Standardized Testing Costs States $1.7 Billion a Year, Study Says". EducationWeek. 2015. Web. Kumeh, Titania. "Education: Standardized Tests, Explained".
    12/6/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • More
  • Diversity Seek
    Mobilizing crop diversity Learn More ... DivSeek aims to unlock the potential of crop diversity so that it can be utilized to enhance the productivity, sustainability ...
    04/23/2017 - 5:07 am | View Website
  • Health News | Latest Medical, Nutrition, Fitness News ...
    Get the latest health news, diet & fitness information, medical research, health care trends and health issues that affect you and your family on
    04/22/2017 - 11:45 pm | View Website
  • Cheating report confirms teacher's suspicions
    178 teachers and principals at 44 Atlanta Public Schools implicated in cheating report; Teacher says at first she second-guessed her classroom skills ...
    04/22/2017 - 5:04 pm | View Website
  • Mental Health Surveillance Among Children — United States ...
    TABLE 3. Estimated prevalence and number of children with mental disorders, by surveillance system, age range, and year — National Health Interview Survey, National ...
    04/22/2017 - 5:22 am | View Website
  • Standardized Tests
    Is the use of standardized tests improving education in America? Read pros and cons in the debate.
    04/21/2017 - 11:53 pm | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More News