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Obama: Limit standardized tests assess student performance.The Obama administration said it still supports standardized tests as a necessary assessment tool, and there are no signs they are going away soon.Both the House and Senate versions of an update to No Child Left...
Nation and World

...funding for resources geared to meet each student's learning needs: books, lesson plans, supporting materials and assessment tools.In doing so, Coeur Alaska sets a positive example of corporate citizenship for students, to say nothing of all...
Prison inmates get on track

...Hiland, and 25 inmates joined the pilot program that ran for 12 weeks last winter.Before it began, Alderson used an assessment tool developed by the World Health Organization that measures psychological, physical, social and environmental health...
On-the-job training benefits job seekers and employers

...permanent employee with the employer that provided the training. Using Career Ready 101, a nationally recognized assessment tool, an employment specialist can gauge a job seeker's work skills. Using this assessment, a job center specialist...
Regional News
Joyful movement makes physical activity possible for all

...Montana State University and the University of Idaho called "WIN the Rockies" led to the development of a self-assessment tool called "Matching your Motive to Move," available on the group's website. The tool matches recommendations for...
State to retool school exams

...standards developed for Alaska. The state says the inconsistency is a problem. "A big piece is we want to have an assessment tool that is consistent throughout all of the grade levels, three through nine," said Les Morse, the state director...
House Dems push for No Child Left Behind waivers

...would probably meet the federal requirements for a waiver, Fry said, but the department will need to develop an assessment tool to go along with it. The state Board of Education is slated to approve a final version of those standards in June...
Apple's change of heart will benefit all

...look sleek and cool but also meet the highest environmental standards set by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, or EPEAT, system. Apple actually helped set those standards, which made its sudden exit so surprising.The standards...
Phyllis Carlson

...progress schools are achieving. JSD uses the MAPS assessment tool which gives the district and individual students...MAPS testing process JSD has incorporated into its assessment tools, we are able to determine each student's level...
Measuring academic progress in the Juneau School District

...students will graduate prepared to succeed beyond high school doesn't stop there. Our teachers use a variety of assessment tools to also check on the "output" side of our work - student learning.A few years ago the Juneau School District...


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