Parents, Teachers, Students Split on Overtesting
Parents, students and teachers have radically different views on the value of time spent on tests. According to a new poll conducted by Gallup on behalf of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), while 83 percent of teachers surveyed said they think students spend too much time on tests, 75 percent of students and 52 percent of parents said they think students spend the right amount of time or not enough time on them.
Math Scores Decline for Seniors, Reading Stays the Same
Seniors nationwide are slipping in math, but their scores in reading haven't changed significantly over the last three years, according to statistics released today in "The Nation's Report Card."
ACT and Kaplan collaborate to Make Test Prep Live, Free
ACT, Inc., maker of the ACT test, and Kaplan Test Prep are partnering to create the only online ACT preparation program with live instruction from teachers. It will be free for qualified students.