Streams

 

State Exams

Schoolbook

Chancellor Recommends Book to Calm Test Nerves

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

State tests don't start until April 1 but are very much on the minds of teachers and students now. To ease their anxiety a little the leader of the NYC school system is telling them to chill out, and have a sense of humor about the dreaded standardized tests.

Read More

Comments [3]

Schoolbook

Teachers: What's it Like Scoring the State Tests?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

WNYC

For all the anxiety about testing and test results, the middle step of actually scoring the New York State tests, given to students in April, is getting scant attention. Yet city teachers are spending work hours grading the state tests, with a varying degree of training. One teacher said there's a "very complicated and lengthy rubric we were given to help us score" and another described debates among scorers about how to assess student writing.

Read More

Comment

Schoolbook

Report Finds Student Performance on State Exams Remains Consistent

Thursday, July 12, 2012

An independent analysis of individual student achievement on state English exams found that a majority of New York City's public school children are not improving, but rather are holding steady from grade to grade.

Read More

Comment

WNYC News

What Tougher State Exams Mean for Test Prep in Brownsville

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Teachers and principals have been feeling tremendous pressure to raise scores on elementary and middle school state exams – especially since the pass rate fell dramatically last year. At PS-IS 327 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, teachers and students were well aware of the importance of this year's test.

Comments [2]