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1-29-16 Testing Report and Diploma Use Scrutiny in the News

NJ.com - PARCC helped close 'honesty gap' in N.J., report says

By Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter 1-28-16 at 5:17 PM

‘New Jersey's new standardized tests might not be popular, but they do produce more honest results than the prior exam, according to a new study by education reform groups….PARCC's results were more closely aligned with the results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), an exam given to students in fourth and eighth grade across the country.’

http://www.nj.com/education/2016/01/parcc_helped_close_honesty_gap_in_nj_report_says.html#incart_river_home

 

Education Week – States Move to Issue High School Diplomas RetroactivelyNew laws give students who never passed their exit exams another chance to graduat’ … ‘At least six states are quietly bestowing retroactive diplomas on tens of thousands of former students who never passed their state's required exit exam, sparking a heated debate about rigor, fairness, and the meaning of a high school diploma…’

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/01/27/states-move-to-issue-high-school-diplomas.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news1

By Catherine Gewertz  1-27-16


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