Latest Standardized testing News

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...

More than 1,400 seniors get graduation exemption due to Ida

May. 11, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board has voted to make more than 1,400 students eligible for waivers from traditional high school graduation rules. The policy approved by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education without discussion came at the end of a...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 09, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 4, 2022. Editorial: Wait for High Court’s final abortion ruling We got a taste this week of the predicted public uproar that would follow the U.S. Supreme Court overturning its landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. But a leaked draft signaling the...

University of Tennessee to resume requiring test scores

May. 09, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Students applying to attend the University of Tennessee next fall will be required to submit standardized test scores, the school said. The university stopped requiring test scores during the height of the coronavirus pandemic when testing centers closed...

'Zero-COVID' lockdowns cancel AP exams for students in China

May. 06, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

Thousands of high school students in China learned Friday that COVID-19 restrictions will prevent them from taking Advanced Placement exams that many prepared for to improve their chances of attending college in the U.S. or Europe. Many students are unable to sit for the in-person,...

Parent in college bribery scandal gets 9 weeks in prison

Apr. 20, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A parent caught up in Operation Varsity Blues — the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal — was sentenced Wednesday to nine weeks in prison, one year of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. I-Hsin “Joey” Chen, 67, of Newport Beach,...