tests and examinations

Diane Ravitch Declares the Education Reform Movement Dead

Diane Ravitch Declares the Education Reform Movement Dead

In “Slaying Goliath,” the veteran public-education activist celebrates the defeat of efforts to introduce federal education standards and testing into public schools and expand charters.
That Lead Apron in the X-Ray Room? You May Not Need It

That Lead Apron in the X-Ray Room? You May Not Need It

A number of radiology organizations are trying to end the decades-old practice of shielding patients from radiation with lead aprons.
Cheating Scandals, Charters and Falling Test Scores: 5 Takeaways From the Year in Education

Cheating Scandals, Charters and Falling Test Scores: 5 Takeaways From the Year in Education

Five big trends, from stagnant student performance to declining faith in colleges.
Cheating Scandals, Charters and Falling Test Scores: 5 Takeaways From the Year in Education

Cheating Scandals, Charters and Falling Test Scores: 5 Takeaways From the Year in Education

Five big trends, from stagnant student performance to declining faith in colleges.
The Year in Education

The Year in Education

Five big trends, from stagnant student performance to declining faith in colleges.
University of California Is Sued Over Use of SAT and ACT in Admissions

University of California Is Sued Over Use of SAT and ACT in Admissions

A group of students and advocacy groups says the standardized testing requirement is biased and unconstitutional.
At Japan’s Most Elite University, Just 1 in 5 Students Is a Woman

At Japan’s Most Elite University, Just 1 in 5 Students Is a Woman

Enrollment of women at the University of Tokyo has remained about 20 percent for years, an imbalance that extends across many top Japanese colleges.
At Japan’s Most Elite University, Just 1 in 5 Students Is a Woman

At Japan’s Most Elite University, Just 1 in 5 Students Is a Woman

Enrollment of women at the University of Tokyo has remained about 20 percent for years, an imbalance that extends across many top Japanese colleges.
After 10 Years of Hopes and Setbacks, What Happened to the Common Core?

After 10 Years of Hopes and Setbacks, What Happened to the Common Core?

It was one of the most ambitious education efforts in United States history. Did it fail? Or does it just need more time to succeed?
After 10 Years of Hopes and Setbacks, What Happened to the Common Core?

After 10 Years of Hopes and Setbacks, What Happened to the Common Core?

It was one of the most ambitious education efforts in United States history. Did it fail? Or does it just need more time to succeed?
Teachers and Other Readers Sound Off on International Exam Results

Teachers and Other Readers Sound Off on International Exam Results

After the Program for International Student Assessment results revealed that American students weren’t progressing in reading and math, readers highlighted what they thought were issues in the
Teachers and Other Readers Sound Off on International Exam Results

Teachers and Other Readers Sound Off on International Exam Results

After the Program for International Student Assessment results revealed that American students weren’t progressing in reading and math, readers highlighted what they thought were issues in the
‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts

‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts

An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world.
‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts

‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts

An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world.
‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts

‘It Just Isn’t Working’: PISA Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Efforts

An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world.
Reading Scores on National Exam Decline in Half the States

Reading Scores on National Exam Decline in Half the States

The results of the test, which assesses a sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students, will inevitably prompt demands for policy change.
Reading Scores on National Exam Decline in Half the States

Reading Scores on National Exam Decline in Half the States

The results of the test, which assesses a sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students, will inevitably prompt demands for policy change.
The Hardest Part of Home Schooling Was the Guilt

The Hardest Part of Home Schooling Was the Guilt

I had home-schooled my daughter for the past two years, so the test also felt like a final exam for me: Her score was also my teaching evaluation.
This Top Gifted and Talented School Is Integrated. Is It the Future?

This Top Gifted and Talented School Is Integrated. Is It the Future?

With New York sharply divided over gifted education, some parents point to a school in Harlem as proof that selective schools can be integrated.
These Women Say a Trusted Pediatrician Abused Them as Girls. Now They Plan to Sue.

These Women Say a Trusted Pediatrician Abused Them as Girls. Now They Plan to Sue.

State officials stripped Stuart Copperman of his medical license almost 20 years ago. Armed with a new law, his former patients hope to file civil lawsuits.