Public Education
Harvard reverses course, brings back standardized testing

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Harvard announced Thursday that it will bring back standardized testing requirements for the admission process. The Ivy League school first dropped the testing policy in… Read More

April 12, 2024
Public Education
‘They weren’t faring as well’: Texas university reinstates standardized testing requirement

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The University of Texas (UT) Austin announced Monday it will require applicants to submit standardized test scores to boost student success. UT Austin will require standardized… Read More

March 12, 2024
Public Education
Dartmouth brings back standardized tests after extensive admissions study

Dartmouth College has become the first Ivy League school to reinstate standardized testing after its own study showed test-optional policies did more harm than good. Dartmouth… Read More

February 5, 2024
Public Education
NJ teachers union calls for ending basic skills test requirement

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A New Jersey teachers union is pushing to eliminate a basic skills test for teachers, according to a statement issued Wednesday. The New Jersey Education… Read More

November 13, 2023
Public Education
Despite plummeting test scores, most public school parents wrongly believe their student is at or above grade level

While the academic decline during and since the COVID-19 pandemic is now widely known, most parents don’t realize how much their own children are struggling. The 2022 NAEP scores ranked… Read More

September 18, 2023
Public Education
‘Diplomas are more like attendance certificates.’ Kansas K-12 academic achievement is plummeting despite higher graduation rates

Despite a significant decrease in attendance, declining test scores and worsening college readiness, Kansas schools are simultaneously experiencing a rise in graduation rates. How can this be? “Let’s put it… Read More

September 14, 2023
Public Education
Major Mississippi school district puts administrators on leave, opens investigation into huge testing gains

The Jackson Public Schools (JPS) system placed several administrators on leave pending the outcome of an investigation into testing irregularities. The suspensions were revealed just one day after the district… Read More

August 21, 2023
Public Education
60% of Tennessee third-graders did not meeting reading result expectations

(The Center Square) – Sixty percent of Tennessee third-graders did not meet the reading score requirement on the Tennessee Comprehensive Academic Program to qualify to advance to fourth grade without… Read More

May 24, 2023
Public Education
West Virginia University makes COVID-era “test-optional” policy permanent

West Virginia University announced applicants can continue to opt-out of taking entrance tests, making its pandemic “test-optional” policy permanent. WVU’s move is part of an emerging, nationwide trend away… Read More

April 28, 2023
Columbia University ditches standardized testing requirements for admissions

(Daily Caller) – Columbia University in New York City is no longer requiring undergraduate applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores to gain admission to the Ivy League school. Read More

March 3, 2023
Homeschool association seeks to end discriminatory practices for college placement exams

Preparing to take college placement exams such as the ACT or PSAT? You may face trouble if you’re a homeschool student. That’s the conclusion of Home… Read More

March 2, 2022