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Miller: Progress more complex than pass, fail

...achievement on tests that, in the past, have proven challenging for JSD students.A preliminary report by the Alaska State Board of Education earlier this month estimated that only about one-third of Alaska's students will be rated proficient in math...
My Turn: Make test standards neither too soft or too hard

In the classic children's nursery story "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," a little girl finds a house in the forest where three bears live: Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear.
Tough test finds most students miss marks

...point. No district or school data has been released.The projections will turn real in October after the Alaska State Board of Education finalizes grading standards for the test, which was administered in the spring.The projections were made available...
My Turn: Honesty is the best policy

...according to the NAPE, they were not.This is why the Alaska Measurement of Progress informational documents to the State Board of Education in June on the AMP testing cut scores are worrisome. They show the intent is once again to skew the Bell to the...
Comment sought on proposed regulations for assessments

The State Board of Education & Early Development is seeking comment on proposed regulations to allow persons with certificates of achievement to take a college...
Joint session planned, bucking Walker support for those nominees or recognize that some might not be confirmed.Walker's new appointment to the state board of education was announced in the House on Wednesday and in the Senate on Thursday. The nomination was made after a prior...
State | AK legislature
Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

Gov. Bill Walker issued an executive proclamation Wednesday evening that forces the House and Senate to convene Friday to vote on his 89 appointees to commissioner positions and state boards and commissions.
State | AK legislature
State may require more math for diplomas

FAIRBANKS - The state Board of Education is considering a new requirement for high school graduation that's already in place in most school districts.The Fairbanks...
Board of education to consider regulations

JUNEAU - The state board of education will consider regulations surrounding how students can test-out of courses they have mastered.Lawmakers this year passed legislation...
State approves tougher math standards for graduation

...students across the state will become more rigorous starting for incoming freshmen in the Class of 2019. The State Board of Education and Early Development met Dec. 4-5 in Anchorage to develop four new proposed regulations on learning standards...


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