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New testing arrives; varied reactions ensue

New testing arrives; varied reactions ensue

By Stephanie Rountree

April 22, 2015


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While student opinions of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test vary, proctors agree that the administration has suffered few glitches. “It went as expected,” proctor and English chairman Jason Bowman said. "It wasn’t chaos. It was organized. The students...

Standardized testing reveals gap between America, China

Standardized testing reveals gap between America, China

By Alec Morin

March 4, 2015


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Advancements in standardized testing have made it easier than ever for countries to compare scholastic performance. The recent popularity of programs such as the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) have only increased interest,...

Colonia takes a walk in the ‘PARCC’

Colonia takes a walk in the ‘PARCC’

By Michelle Remite-Berthet

March 4, 2015


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The "PARCC" is a newly developed standardized test given in 13 states, including New Jersey. There has been quite a bit of controversy about the test, but what exactly is it? According to the PARCC’s official website, “The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers" is a...

Community members express opinions about ‘State of the Schools’ speech

Community members express opinions about ‘State of the Schools’ speech

By Zachary Nosanchuk, Natalia Perkins, and Alexa Jankowsky, Shaker Heights High School

February 13, 2015


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Superintendent Gregory C. Hutchings Jr. gave his second State of the Schools speech Feb. 10 in the large auditorium. In true Shaker style, the audience reaction to the presentation was diverse and included some pointed criticisms. Before the event, students and administrators shared what they expected...