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UC plans no resumption of standardized testing for admission

Nov. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California will continue to not use standardized tests for admissions decisions, an official told a meeting of the UC governing board. UC regents were told Thursday that faculty could not find an alternative test that would not have...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 17, 2021 13:33 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 12, 2021. Editorial: Who should get financial Aid? Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum probably did not intend to set off a public debate about the best use of financial aid for college-bound students. But...

WVa student assessments provided by video in new pilot

Nov. 15, 2021 04:35 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Education is trying a new method of providing student assessment reports to families. The department is conducting a statewide pilot of new video score reports intended to make it easier to understand the annual...

Rhode Island test scores declined during pandemic

Oct. 28, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are blaming the pandemic for a steep drop in math and English language proficiency among the state's schoolchildren. Results from the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System exam released Thursday show the percentage...

Former NC Gov. Perdue back leading national testing board

Oct. 14, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is once again leading a board that oversees standardized tests designed to measure student achievement nationwide. U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona announced that Perdue will be chair of the National...

Louisiana's score on ACT college test falls for another year

Oct. 14, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The average score of Louisiana's high school seniors on the ACT college readiness test fell for a fourth year in a row and remains among the lowest in the nation. The state's composite score on the ACT exam that measures skills in English,...

Oklahoma student test scores down at end of pandemic year

Oct. 01, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma school students scored lower on standardized tests in 2021 following a year of disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The department reported 22.1% scored proficient in math,...

New Mexico to try SAT again after virus derails test mandate

Sep. 29, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico students will take the SAT in spring 2022 as the state phases in a pandemic-delayed testing requirement aimed at increasing participation that varies widely by racial and ethnic groups. Those disparities were stark this spring as high...

LSU freshman class: record size, diversity, accomplishment

Sep. 28, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University's freshman class has set records for size, diversity and accomplishment, the school said Tuesday. It's the fourth high mark in a row for both size and diversity, spokesman Ernie Ballard said in an email. The students'...

Are New Mexico students learning? Hard to say without tests

Sep. 28, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Public Education Department officials say few grade-school students participated in state testing last year and that it is impossible to measure learning loss from the pandemic. On Monday, the New Mexico Education Department said that...