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Less than two months away from a presidential election, a plethora of political messages are bombarding Americans -- and not just those old enough to vote.
Education minus hormones equals focused students, according to teachers at Starr-Iva Middle School, one of two Anderson County schools separating boys and girls during core academic classes.
Parents, no matter what end of the "organized" spectrum they happen to fall on, are often flummoxed when it comes to teaching their own children how to become more organized.
Pediatric orthopedist Dr. David Marshall is concerned about the weight that students shoulder from their backpacks.
Successfully navigating elementary, middle and high school can require families to develop different habits along the way. Nevertheless, here are some tips that every family can follow, regardless of a child's age, to get ready for back to school.
Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP is the federally mandated standard that originated from the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Schools are required to have specific percentages of students reaching proficiency or above in reading and mathematics each year. They are also required to meet other criteria in order to make AYP. (More)
OHIO: Public school test data is based on the Achievement test, which measures students in grades 3-8 in mathematics, reading, science, social studies and writing. Ohio schools are required to have at least 75% of their students test at or above Ohio's defined "Proficient Level." (More)
KENTUCKY: The Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) includes the Kentucky Core Content Test, writing portfolios and prompts, alternate assessments for students with severe to profound disabilities, the ACT, PLAN and nonacademic components. (More)
INDIANA: The Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) measures what students know and are able to do at each grade level. Based on Indiana’s Academic Standards, ISTEP+ provides a learning checkup to make sure students are on track and signal whether they need extra help. (More)
PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Some private schools voluntarily reported their own testing data. These tests include the Terra Nova Achievement Test and the The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS). (More)
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