All articles by Pat Maio
State officials will administer the new test, not the old test in place since the 1990s.
January 29, 2017
“The push is on to protect schools from privatization as well as to create safe spaces for immigrants, women and minorities,” said California Teachers Association President Eric Heins.
January 19, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected California’s request to begin administering online tests this spring based on new science standards.
January 18, 2017
California argues that the online testing format squares with the federal 'Testing Action Plan' to reduce the time students spend taking standardized tests.
January 6, 2017
California education officials have appealed the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to reject the state’s request to begin phasing in new science tests this spring.
December 21, 2016
The consortium, led by Riverside Unified, is the biggest alliance of schools in California that is trying to increase access to computer science education.
December 15, 2016
The students build English skills as they work in teams and record the progress of their projects in journals.
November 30, 2016
California education officials want the U.S. Department of Education to permanently suspend the current multiple-choice, paper-and-pencil science assessments that are based on outdated standards from 1998.
November 30, 2016
However, fewer than 1 percent nationwide are interested in teaching STEM subjects, a new ACT report finds.
November 28, 2016
Students will be learning based on the new Next Generation Science Standards.
November 3, 2016
The national test results show scores from 4th- and 8th-graders.
October 27, 2016
State officials plan to administer a pilot test aligned with new science standards.
October 25, 2016
Paid out over five years, it’s one of the biggest grants the Department of Education's Hispanic-Serving Institutions STEM Program has awarded to help Latino and high-needs students