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SD’s standard tests to go online in ’14

January 15, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The Dakota STEP assessment will be used for the final time in spring 2014.
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Local students do well on state tests

August 9, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Students in Alexandria School District 206 fared well in the latest round of state testing.
A glance at the results of Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) reading and math scores reveal that Alexandria School District 206 students continue to outperform their Minnesota peers in proficiency, as well as nine regional school districts with comparable demographics, according to District 206 leaders. Continue Reading

Education officials find no evidence of cheating on tests in Bismarck, Fargo

April 7, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Education officials in North Dakota said they have found no evidence that school districts in Bismarck and Fargo altered test scores. Continue Reading

Tighter security for SAT, ACT in wake of cheating

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The millions of students who take the SAT or ACT each year will have to submit photos of themselves when they sign up for the college entrance exams, under a host of new security measures announced Tuesday in the aftermath of a major cheating scandal on Long Island. Continue Reading

McGovern getting tests before launching book tour

November 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern is at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for what he says are routine medical tests in advance of a book-signing tour.
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SD test results called ‘call to action’

November 1, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) A state education official says new test results showing student performance plateauing in South Dakota is a call to action for the state.
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Local schools report MCA-II results

September 21, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Math and reading assessments released by the Minnesota Department of Education show student scores in reading show slight improvement. Continue Reading

Minnesota students make small gains in math on 2011 MCAs

May 26, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota students made small gains on the 2011 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs). However, significant achievement gaps remain between the state’s white students and students of color. Continue Reading

Four different tests challenge District 518 students

December 9, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Accountability, data-driven decision-making and ultimately, student achievement are behind the array of tests local educators use to assess and assist kids. Continue Reading

ACT research shows challenging classes key to college success

December 4, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

It will soon be time for both junior high and high school students to select classes for the next semester or school year. ACT offers valuable information to students and their parents to help students prepare for the future. Continue Reading