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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 15, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

Orlando Sentinel. September 13, 2021. Editorial: At least one legislator is standing up for Florida’s diminished public records law It’s good to see that not every lawmaker has surrendered to the relentless, decades-long, bipartisan legislative...

DeSantis proposes changes to standardized testing

Sep. 14, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he will ask the Legislature to drop the current annual standardized testing in public schools and replace it with assessments taken throughout the year to better gauge individual student progress. ...

Alabama test scores drop after pandemic interrupts classes

Sep. 09, 2021 19:40 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Preliminary standardized test scores released Thursday showed an expected drop in student achievement last year after the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted classes. State education officials briefed school board members on the preliminary results...

Michigan standardized testing show pandemic setbacks

Aug. 31, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Michigan standardized test results released Tuesday showed gaps in students' learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, with state education officials noting lower than usual participation rates. Children in third to eighth grade and 11th grade take the...

Louisiana university simplifies admission in Fall 2022

Aug. 22, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Those entering college for the first time will be able to do so under easier admission rules beginning next year at one Louisiana university. Southeastern Louisiana University President John L. Crain announced the school's new admissions opportunity...

Idaho student scores drop in math, English language tests

Aug. 18, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho students lost some academic ground during the coronavirus pandemic, with standardized testing scores dropping in math and language arts compared to 2019. The Idaho Department of Education released the Idaho Standardized Achievement Test, or...

Test scores fall in Georgia schools after pandemic year

Aug. 16, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Test scores fell for Georgia students last year in the wake of the pandemic, amid questions about what the scores mean with few students taking the standardized tests in some districts. State officials said they believe the scores would have been worse...

Louisiana discussing whether to skip school letter grades

Aug. 09, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After student scores on standardized tests plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic, some Louisiana education leaders are calling to scrap this year's letter grades for K-12 public schools, a key benchmark in the state's accountability system. ...

Louisiana standardized test scores drop during pandemic

Aug. 04, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's public school student performance on key standardized tests plunged in the last school year, according to state education data released Wednesday that provides the first glimpse of how students fared during the coronavirus outbreak. ...

Online students score lower on Louisiana standardized tests

Aug. 03, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana education leaders said Tuesday state standardized test results show that public school students who attended in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic outperformed those who relied on distance learning. The Advocate reports the...