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Indiana House backs no test scores in teacher evaluations

Jan. 13, 2020 4:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Schools would no longer be required to use student standardized test scores in teacher evaluations under a bill approved by the Indiana House. The 100-0 vote on Monday would repeal a state mandate dating from a 2011 Republican-driven education overhaul that school districts incorporate...

Indiana panel rejects proposed $291 million teacher pay hike

Jan. 7, 2020 3:59 PM EST

An Indiana House committee rejected a Democratic proposal on Tuesday that would have directed $291 million in unexpected state tax revenue toward one-time teacher pay bonuses. The Republican-controlled House Ways and Means Committee voted 13-7 along party lines against the proposal, going along with arguments...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Dec. 31, 2019 4:30 PM EST

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ Dec. 31: The Vicksburg Post looking back at 2019: Over the recent weeks, we have scoured through our archives to pull out what we — and many others — would consider the top stories of 2019. And while we could have chosen those that received the...

SIU Carbondale will no longer require SAT, ACT for admission

Dec. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EST

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University Carbondale will no longer require students to take the ACT or SAT to be admitted to the university. Interim Chancellor John M. Dunn said research has shown the most important predictor of college success is a student's high school grade point average,...

Indiana University could make SAT, ACT tests optional

Dec. 14, 2019 10:24 AM EST

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University could soon stop requiring students to submit ACT or SAT scores with their college applications, joining a national trend of universities ditching the standardized testing mandate for admission. The university's Board of Trustees recently approved the policy change,...