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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...
School district surpasses state's goals

...students at all Juneau schools surpassed state goals for improvement last year, the Juneau School District's director of assessments said Thursday. Roughly three-quarters to four-fifths of each school's students met the state's targets...
State to retool school exams

...tool that is consistent throughout all of the grade levels, three through nine," said Les Morse, the state director of assessment and accountability. A series of similar tests would allow teachers and parents to easily track student progress...
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...
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...
School Board sets next year's calendar returned to schools by the end of April, before some graduation ceremonies in early May, said Mark Leal, director of assessment and accountability for the state Department of Education. Students must pass the exam to get a diploma. The...
JDHS passes AYP

...national Terra Nova tests, Juneau students are making great strides in language arts and math. Erik McCormick, director of assessment, accountability & information management for the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, said...
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...
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...
Analysts see patterns in exit exam results 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...


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