A big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That’s because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.
Minnesota students’ performance on standardized proficiency tests held steady or slightly improved this year. The tests measure students’ ability to meet reading, math and science benchmarks.
In Minnesota, May and June are typically the worst months when it comes to severe weather and more than half of federally declared disasters are due to severe weather.
When it comes to math, Minnesota students aren’t just making the grade. Our fourth graders are now actually among the top scorers in the country.
Minnesota and its main student testing contractor are parting ways after a rocky run. Documents made public late Wednesday reveal that Washington, D.C.-based testing company American Institutes for Research has decided against seeking renewal of its $61 million contract with the state Department of Education.
ACT scores are out for Minnesota students and, overall, Minnesota ranks No. 1 in the country. But, a closer look at the numbers reveals a huge gap when it comes to race. Sixty-one percent of white students met college readiness standards compared to 16 percent of black students. That’s not the only test where Minnesotans fall behind.
Just days after taking the job, Washburn High School’s new principal has been put on administrative leave. Patrick Exner is accused of altering three students’ test scores while he was the assistant director at Ubah Medical Academy, a public charter high school in Hopkins.
The NFL is beginning a trial program of blood testing for HGH and performance enhancing drugs. Details of the pilot program are sketchy but Adrian Peterson is one player who is welcoming it. “I like it, I love it,” Peterson said, as he believes it will reveal who the cheaters are.
In baseball, there’s nothing we value more than perfection. We celebrate perfect games, no-hitters, and 4-for-4 days at the plate because they are so rare. But perfection is equally rare in the classroom.
School districts across several states are rescheduling high-stakes tests that judge student proficiency and determine teachers’ pay because of technical problems involving the test administrators’ computer systems.
A sign that the long-awaited Central Corridor project is nearing its end? The first Green Line light rail is making its inaugural appearance on Sunday.
Dozens of Minnesota school districts are in the midst of MCA standardized testing, one of the most stressful weeks of the year for students.
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A successful college student blames a testing company for keeping him from his dream of becoming a teacher.
The Minnesota House has unanimously passed a bill that would require teachers to pass a basic skills test before getting a teacher’s license.
Minneapolis is doing free testing and screening on children and toys in order to cut down on lead poisoning.
Tests are underway in three Minnesota rivers to check for the invasion of Asian carp.
Researchers have conducted a large-scale test of a new system to kill invasive species hiding in the ballast water of Great Lakes freighters and expect to get test results back next month.
A study finds zebra mussels are rapidly spreading throughout Lake Minnetonka.
Stillwater, Minn. is preparing for the rising flood waters.
Centerpoint Energy crews and investigators with the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety (MnOPS) spent Friday surveying the pipe that ruptured into flames Friday in an attempt to remove the failed pipe segment and sent it to a laboratory for testing.
Testing of more than 350 deer has so far found no cases of chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota.
Those leading the fight against chronic wasting disease in southeastern Minnesota say a plan to kill and test deer is off to a strong start.
Free, confidential HIV testing is being offered this week in conjunction with the 11th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Monday.
The Minnesota Department of Health is reminding residents to test their homes for dangerous radon gas during January, which has been designated Radon Action Month.