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Articles About standardized tests

  • Village schools— New year, new requirements

    With the new school year also comes a variety of new initiatives and policies — some the result of changing state and federal requirements and funding.

  • Yellow Springs Schools opt for locked doors

    At its December meeting, the school board agreed to go forward with plans to add a buzzer and camera to the front doors of Mills Lawn Elementary, a decision spurred by recent events in that school.

  • Interpreting Yellow Springs Schools’ report card

    Ohio released its 2014–2015 school report cards last month, which are measures of student and school performance based on an array of state tests.

  • Ohio approves school testing waiver

    Yellow Springs High School sophomores spent a solid week in March taking the Ohio Graduation Test. Last week the the Yellow Springs district received state permission to waive over 50 percent of standardized tests for grades K–12 over the next five years. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs public school students are one big step closer to taking significantly fewer standardized tests next school year, as the state of Ohio approved the district’s assessment waiver application last week.

  • Parents consider effects of increased standardized testing

    YSHS student facilitators Ben Green and Lucy Callahan, background, moderated a discussion for McKinney Middle School students on problem-solving school issues. The facilitators are part of an effort to train student leaders who can advocate for themselves and others to solve issues that youth find important. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At a school forum this week, school administrators encouraged parents to contact their legislators regarding their concerns about increased state and federal standardized tests.