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Group warns against computer exams in Alaska, other states

...Common Core State Standards, as an advisory state.Questions directed to SBAC were referred to Erik McCormick, director of assessment, accountability and information management with the DEED."Since we are a state-led Consortium, I believe...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-07/group-warns-against-computer-exams-alas
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Mecum named interim principal at Dzantik'i Heeni

...principal at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School following the resignation of Les Morse. Morse has taken the position of director of assessment and accountability at the state Department of Education and Early Development. He will begin this week. Mecum...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070603/loc_newprincipal.shtml
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Federal government eases education rules in Alaska

...People will have a better picture of school performance," said Les Morse, the Alaska Department of Education's director of assessment, accountability and information management. "This is looking at 'Did our students get better, even if they're...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061307/sta_20070613020.shtml
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Alaska Digest

...The 2007 assessment of the land is $371,600, which is the same as the 2006 estimate, according to Borough Director of Assessment Dennis Finegan. Landis said the corporation will have the land professionally appraised and start working on...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021107/sta_20070211002.shtml
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Official says plan provides path for improvement in schools

...Fry said. The number of points needed to qualify for an award was set somewhat arbitrarily, said Les Morse, director of assessment, accountability and information management. "We picked what we thought would be reasonable, yet challenging...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090907/loc_20070909019.shtml
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6 schools meet AYP standards

...from grades 3-10, as well as participation and graduation rates to determine AYP. Erik McCormick, Alaska's director of assessment accountability and information management, said the national goal is for every school in the country to be proficient...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080810/loc_692401746.shtml
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Analysts see patterns in exit exam results

...to be reading 'Pilgrim's Progress' and the original version of the Bible," said Fenton, the district's director of assessment. "If you say that reading is the right standard, then writing and math are too hard." Fairbanks educator...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061701/Loc_ExitExam.html
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...to be reading 'Pilgrim's Progress' and the original version of the Bible," said Fenton, the district's director of assessment. "If you say that reading is the right standard, then writing and math are too hard." Fairbanks educator...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061701/Loc_ExitExam.shtml
School Board picks four superintendent finalists

...commissioner for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development since 2008. Morse was the department's director of assessment and accountability from 2003 to 2008 and principal of Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School from 1997 to 2003. He earned...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052409/loc_443391305.shtml
Hundreds of high-schoolers fail state exit exam

...loss or gain. A 1 percent gain or loss does not mean much, said Ed McLain, the Anchorage School District's director of assessment and evaluation. In sixth-grade reading, about 69 percent of students statewide have passed the test and therefore...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061303/sta_hundreds.shtml
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