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Delaware standardized test results show room for improvement

Aug. 09, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

Less than one-fourth of Delaware high school students scored proficiently in math in standardized testing for the 2021-2022 school year, and less than half were proficient in reading, according to test results released Tuesday. The results showed 47% of high school students...

Some improvement in Louisiana standardized test scores

Aug. 03, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A return to in-person learning is a factor in a small rebound in standardized test scores for Louisiana students, the state Education Department said Wednesday. The percentage of students in grades 3 through 8 who achieved levels of mastery or proficient on...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 13, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. July 10, 2022. Editorial: Humane societies need us to be humane too Mississippi ranks seventh in the nation for pet ownership, according to the World Population Review. Given what we continue to see at local human societies, our state...

Indiana students improve on tests, trail pre-pandemic marks

Jul. 13, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana students had small improvements in their English and math scores, with standardized test results released Wednesday indicating a tentative bright spot following years of pandemic-disrupted learning. Results for the spring 2022 ILEARN exam from the...

No A-to-F grades for Georgia public schools for third year

Jun. 10, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia will go a third year without assigning A-to-F grades to public schools and districts because of the COVID-19 pandemic, after the federal government waived part of the requirements for the state's normal evaluation system. Instead, the state will publish...

Kentucky high school seniors to get a free ACT retake day

May. 27, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Incoming Kentucky high school seniors who have previously taken the ACT will be eligible to retake the test for free, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. A statewide ACT retake day will be held this fall on a date chosen by Kentucky's Department of Education. More...

North Dakota public universities go 'test optional'

May. 27, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s public universities will no longer require applicants supply ACT or SAT test scores. The Bismarck Tribune reported Friday that the North Dakota Board of Higher Education has voted to permanently drop the requirements beginning with applicants...

Hired 'hackers' try, and fail, to invade Brazil vote system

May. 14, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than 20 would-be hackers gathered in the Brazilian electoral authority’s headquarters in the capital this week. Their mission: infiltrate the nation’s voting system ahead of a hotly anticipated race in October. Their 3-day battery of attempted...