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2016 October 6 - 05:26 pm

Average Scores Decline as More Students Take Test

In its annual score report, the testing company said only 38 percent of graduating seniors who took the exam hit the coll e g e - p r e p a r e d benchmark in at least three of the four core subjects tested — reading, English, math and science. That compares with 40 percent last year.
2016 October 6 - 05:26 pm

Curriculum Being Adjusted To Better Prepare High School Students

“Mathematics is an area where we haven’t grown as fast as we have in English Language Arts, but we also haven’t put the time or resources or professional development into mathematics at this point — (compared to what) we have (done) in English Language Arts, because we were doing a curriculum adoption for English Language Arts,” Mac- Tavish said.
2016 October 6 - 05:08 pm

Budget Hearing Focuses on Growing Costs of Remediation

Boyce worked in elementary and secondary education and for community colleges before becoming head of the university system. He said Mississippi will continue to struggle with the need for remediation “until we can get all three sectors of education in the same room to understand what ‘college-ready’ means.
2015 June 26 - 04:55 pm

Khan Academy Putting Training Materials Within Easy Reach

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free, a move aimed at making the college admissions race less stressful and more fair.
2014 October 28 - 05:10 am

College Readiness Has Not Matched Improved High School Outcomes

AUSTIN, Texas — A decade ago, Texas was a poster-child for the ills that contributed to a national high school graduation crisis. As the state weathered scandals over the way some districts calculated graduation rates, it became identified in national reports as the epicenter for chronically underperforming schools known as “dropout factories.
2014 August 20 - 02:30 pm

More than 2 Million Students Have Benefited from Anti-Poverty Program

A few weeks after his interview, Haygood received a letter accepting him in the Upward Bound college prep program taking place that summer of 1970 on the campus of Ohio Dominican University. “The college wasn’t but a few miles from our housing project, but as a poor kid, you never set foot there,” Haygood said.

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