Illinois Getting Rid Of Unpopular PARCC TestingThe Illinois Board of Education says it is switching to a new standardized test this month for third through eighth graders across the state.
Teacher, Vocal CPS Critic Faces Firing, Calls Attempt A 'Witch Hunt'CPS has confirmed it is attempting to fire Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy teacher Sarah Chambers, who called the effort a "witch hunt."
Illinois Dropping Controversial PARCC Exam For High SchoolThe Illinois State Board of Education says it will no longer administer the Partnership for the Achievement of Readiness for College and Careers standardized test to high school students.
More Than 10% Of CPS Students Skipped PARCC TestMany of the highest opt-out rates happened at North Side schools, but all parts of the city had schools with a 50 percent or lower participation rate in the lengthy, in-depth PARCC test that seeks to measure critical thinking.
Illinois Students Fare Poorly On New State Standards TestsPreliminary results from new statewide tests based on the Common Core educational standards show that the vast majority of Illinois high school students fell short of grade-level expectations.
State School Board Says PARCC Exam Will Be Shorter Next YearIllinois State Board of Education spokesman Matt Vanover said the PARCC governing board has streamlined the Illinois exam, after analyzing feedback from parents and others.
Illinois House Passes Bill Allowing Parents To Opt-Out Children From PARCC TestParents unhappy about the PARCC test are one step closer to a formal process for opting their children out of it now that the Illinois House has approved a bill.
Opinion: Who's Grading The Kids' Standardized Tests? Every year, students across Indiana arrive in class to conduct what amounts to a performance evaluation of not only themselves, but their teachers and schools.
Chicago Children Can Try To Opt Out Of The PARCC Standardized Test ... If They DareAt at least one school, children were intimidated and shamed into agreeing to take the highly criticized PARCC standardized test.
As Schools Begin Issuing New PARCC Test, Some Parents Want Kids To Opt OutHundreds of thousands of students in Chicago and the suburbs began taking a controversial new standardized test on Monday, but some parents want their kids to opt out.
No One Wins In Chicago's Latest Standardized Testing DebacleOur kids are about to lose two weeks of class time to prepare for and take a test that will have little to no benefits. Needless to say, a lot of people are angry...
CPS Reverses Stance On PARCC, Will Now Test Students System WideThe Chicago Public School system is buckling to economic pressure and now plans to give a controversial standardized test system-wide, reports WBBM's Bernie Tafoya.
Opponents Of Standardized Test Say State Is Bullying School DistrictsThere is a new standardized test coming to Illinois schools on March 9, but some parents don't want their kids to take it. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Confusion Continues Over Standardized Testing In ChicagoDespite state and federal pressure, Chicago is delaying new standardized tests for 90 percent of CPS. The question remains: Will the city and CPS stick to their guns?