Test http://wfae.org en Finished Your Test? Read A Book http://wfae.org/post/finished-your-test-read-book <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of students across North Carolina have begun taking standardized end-of-year exams. Those kids who finish early are used to taking a nap or staring blankly into space. But there’s actually another option.&nbsp; They can pick up a book.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:40:38 +0000 Lisa Miller 51589 at http://wfae.org Finished Your Test? Read A Book CMS Math, Reading Scores Remain The Same http://wfae.org/post/cms-math-reading-scores-remain-same <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CMS fourth and eighth graders are performing </span><a href="http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/accountability/policies/naep/3" style="line-height: 1.5;">about the same in math and reading</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as they were two years ago, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress.&nbsp; The tests have been given to a sample of students across the country since 2003.&nbsp; At a time when state tests are drastically changing, these scores provide a way to compare student performance from year to year.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:10:46 +0000 Lisa Miller 41408 at http://wfae.org CMS Math, Reading Scores Remain The Same North Carolina Looks To Ease Up On Some Standardized Tests http://wfae.org/post/north-carolina-looks-ease-some-standardized-tests <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Standardized testing is nothing new in schools, but over the last several years the amount of it has significantly increased as the push for accountability has picked up.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The state of North Carolina now administers 49 exams to students.&nbsp; Some people in high positions have joined the backlash against all this testing and now the state is looking at ways to ease up a bit.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 12:48:13 +0000 Lisa Miller 36476 at http://wfae.org North Carolina Looks To Ease Up On Some Standardized Tests Big Changes In Store For End Of Year School Tests http://wfae.org/post/big-changes-store-end-year-school-tests <p>Kids are half-way through the school year and no doubt talk of end of year tests has already come up in class.&nbsp; There are some big changes in store for students across the state.&nbsp; For one, there will be a lot more end of year tests and they won’t just be multiple choice.&nbsp; They’ll include essay questions.&nbsp; It’s not just kids that’ll be tested.&nbsp; It’ll be a test for teachers in more ways than one. WFAE’s Lisa Miller is in the studio to talk about these changes, including a flood of new tests.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:32:35 +0000 Lisa Miller 19013 at http://wfae.org