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Cuomo: Budget Was Victory Over 'Formidable' Opposition

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a victory lap on Wednesday, claiming the new state budget includes a better teacher evaluation system despite tough opposition from the teachers union.
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Schoolbook

Change in Admissions Rules Muddles NYC Middle School Search

Monday, October 06, 2014

State test scores won't count as much as they used to in middle school admissions. The change means dozens of the city's top middle schools are devising new formulas, and fast.
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Schoolbook

State Tests Show NYC Made Bigger Gains in Reading than Average

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Year Two of Common Core-aligned state tests in New York did not see a big change in scores from last year. But New York City students saw gains -- see how your school scored. 

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Schoolbook

Just How Hard Are Common Core Tests? See For Yourself

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

WNYC

See for yourself.

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Teachers Sound Off on State English Tests

Monday, April 21, 2014

Some city educators object to the New York's recent English exams for grades 3-8, but that doesn't mean they're opposed to higher standards.

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Teachers Weigh In, Mostly Against, State English Tests

Friday, April 04, 2014

A small but vocal number of teachers is claiming this year's New York State Common Core English tests were once again obscure and too difficult for students in grades three through eight.

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Schoolbook

Parents Angered by G&T Scoring Errors

Monday, April 22, 2013

News that even more children are eligible for gifted and talented seats was a relief to some parents, but many were angry at the testing company Pearson. And they worried that they're still won't be enough seats to meet the demand. join the conversation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Diane Ravitch on School Performance and Standardized Testing

Friday, August 10, 2012

Diane Ravitch, research professor of education at New York University, author of the "Bridging Differences" blog at Education Week and also author of  The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, follows up on a discussion about school performance and the frustration some teachers feel about standardized testing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Diane Ravitch on School Performance and Standardized Testing

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Diane Ravitch, research professor of education at New York University, author of the "Bridging Differences" blog at Education Week and also author of  The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, follows up on a discussion about school performance and the frustration some teachers feel about standardized testing.  

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WNYC News

Scores Stagnate in NYC on National Tests

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

New York City's public school students showed no significant gains on national exams in math and reading this year, despite showing gains in previous years.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Tests – The Answers, Revealed

Friday, January 07, 2011

For today’s Please Explain, we asked you to take a look at some sample SAT and New York State Exam questions. We’ll be discussing the answers during the segment, but we didn’t want to keep you waiting for too long! Below, the answers, revealed. Let us know how you did in the comments!

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WNYC News

Education Groups Want Less Testing, More Learning

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A coalition called Save Our Schools is urging the city to stop relying so heavily on standardized tests. The group of elected officials and education groups says the sudden decline in scores this year, after the state made its tests harder to pass, shows how unreliable exams can be when measuring schools and principals.

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