In Wake Of Coronavirus School Closures, Chicago Teachers Union Calls For Suspension Of Standardized TestsThe Chicago Teachers Union on Tuesday called on the Illinois State Board of Education to suspend all standardized tests for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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.
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?
'Race To The Top’ Grant Program Is Changing EducationSince Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
Little Village Teachers, Parents To Boycott ISATTeachers at a Little Village school are joining a growing effort to boycott the upcoming Illinois Standards Achievement Test, saying students are over-tested, and the ISAT is no longer of any use to the children who take it.
Illinois' Writing Test Back, But Without FundingAfter a two-year reprieve, Illinois high school juniors will be tested on their writing skills again next spring during state standardized tests.
Students Skipping Mandatory Test To Protest School ClosingsThey are supposed to be taking a mandatory state test today, but about 100 CPS high school students instead were boycotting the test and protesting outside Wednesday's school board meeting.
Ill. Students Passing Tests With More Wrong AnswersThe state of Illinois is letting students pass standardized tests with more wrong answers.