Tag: standardized tests

Educational Forms, Formal Education

Let’s Have Better Debates About Standardized Tests

March 11, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Reasonable people can come to different conclusions about the proper role of standardized testing, what qualities should be measured and how to measure them. Those debates are healthy and productive. It’s less productive when we stake out our positions without […]

Educational Forms, Formal Education

4 simple strategies to help students ace standardized tests

April 3, 2023

Via: eSchool News

Standardized tests can be hard on students. Many of us still remember the frustration and anxiety we experienced when we were younger and sat down for our first round of testing. To make matters worse, it’s fairly common for students […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

ACT study finds grade inflation in high school GPAs over the past decade

May 16, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Based on its findings, ACT recommends holistic approaches in college admissions that include both high school GPA and a standardized evaluation — such as the standardized tests provided by ACT and its rival, the College Board’s SAT. “What we now […]


States Grapple with Standardized Testing during Pandemic

February 25, 2021

Via: Education Next

One year ago, concern about Covid-19 closed schools nationwide, forcing then-U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to grant all 50 states an unprecedented one-year waiver on federal requirements to administer state-level, end-of-year K–12 standardized tests. A year later, with mass vaccinations […]


States move toward waiving standardized tests for 2020-21

June 29, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As schools plan for the fall, state education departments and lawmakers are gearing up to suspend another round of federal and state standardized tests, saying instruction should take priority for the 2020-21 school year. On June 18, Georgia became one […]