Teachers' Union: Students Taking Too Many TestsOn the day before most Minnesota kids go back to school, the state's largest teachers’ union is arguing that there are too many standardized tests.
Tests Find AHS Shelters Clear Of Dog FluFurther testing of dogs at all Animal Humane Society shelters found that there were no cases of dog flu in any of the facilities. According to AHS, nasal swab tests conducted by the University of Wisconsin found no evidence of H3N2 and also found two dogs diagnosed with pneumonia post-adoption were also clear of the virus.
Comprehensive Assessment Testing Resumes FridayStudent testing in Minnesota is resuming after it was suspended over a hacking attempt.
Tornado Sirens Sound Twice Thursday For Severe Weather Awareness WeekTornadoes, thunderstorms and damaging hail. Minnesota gets its fair share of severe weather. That's why the state is observing Sever Weather Awareness week.
ACT Testing To Be Given To All Minn. High School JuniorsA 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.
MN Students' Proficiency Holds Steady, Slightly UpMinnesota 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.
Tornado Sirens Will Sound Off In MN On ThursdayIn 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.
Why Are Minn. 4th Graders Testing Well In Math? They’re Confident 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 In Market For New Student Testing CompanyMinnesota 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.
Good Question: Why Such A Large Achievement Gap In MN Classrooms?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.
Washburn's New Principal On Leave After Allegedly Altering Test Scores 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.
Esme's Blog: Adrian Peterson Says Bring On The Blood TestsThe 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.