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Thousands of standardized tests in Utah are missing scores

Sep. 19, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials say thousands of standardized tests completed by Utah students this spring are missing scores. The Salt Lake Tribune reports a review released Wednesday shows at least 3,546 exams were not scored following rollout problems with the new standardized testing system with...

New parent charged in admissions scam, linked to $400K bribe

Sep. 17, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British...

University developing faster test for fatal deer disease

Sep. 17, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Minnesota's archery deer season gets underway, hunters in the state's hot zones for chronic wasting disease still have to wait days to find out if their venison is safe to eat. But the University of Minnesota is aiming to develop a better testing method within two years that could...

Missouri-based company offering free online test classes

Sep. 16, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis-based company is offering free test-preparation classes for high school students in the wake of the college-admissions scandal. Clayton, Missouri-based Varsity Tutors said Monday that the online classes seek to help prepare students for the ACT or SAT...

The Latest: Huffman says she accepts college scam punishment

Sep. 13, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of actress Felicity Huffman in the nationwide college admissions bribery scam (all times local): 4:05 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman says she takes full responsibility for her role in the college admissions scandal and deserves her punishment. A...

'I was stupid': Huffman gets 14 days in college scam

Sep. 13, 2019 10:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores, tearfully apologizing to the teenager for not trusting her to get into college on her own. "I was frightened, I was stupid, and I was so wrong," Huffman,...

Wisconsin test scores drop in English, math, ACT exam

Sep. 12, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin students' standardized test scores dropped in English and math last school year, and the average ACT score for 11th graders declined for the second year in a row, according to results released Thursday by the state Department of Public Instruction. Scores on tests measuring...

Education secretary greets 'immense challenge' with optimism

Sep. 9, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new Cabinet secretary and the public face of efforts to overhaul New Mexico's troubled public education system said Monday that he sees unprecedented opportunity to improve schools and end a teacher shortage across the state, amid an overhaul of student testing, teacher evaluations...

Editorials from around Ohio

Sep. 9, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: ___ Work should continue to improve imperfect college admissions The Columbus Dispatch Sept. 7 Trying to make up for deep-seated inequality in American society without being unfair to any one individual is no easy task. No one knows this...

Mixed results for statewide education assessment tests

Sep. 8, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest education assessment tests show mixed results for New Hampshire students. The annual exams measure proficiency in math and English for grades three through eight, while 11th graders are assessed via the SAT. Students in grades five, eight and 11 also are tested in science....