testing http://wwno.org en Teachers and Testing on Trial http://wwno.org/post/teachers-and-testing-trial <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Teachers have taken a </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">by any means necessary</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> approach to closing the achievement gap even at the expense of student learning. Georgia’s Fulton County District Court indicted 35 educators, including former Superintendent Beverly Hall, for a cheating scheme that ultimately produced the wrong kind of results. Dozens of Atlanta public schools teachers, leaders and other personnel are turning themselves in to authorities.</span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 21:49:00 +0000 Andre Perry 32636 at http://wwno.org ACT scores up in Recovery School District schools http://wwno.org/post/act-scores-recovery-school-district-schools <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The state agency that runs most New Orleans public schools is reporting a small improvement in scores for students taking the ACT college entrance exam.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The average composite score on the ACT for students in the Recovery School District's New Orleans schools rose four-tenths of a point from 16.4 to 16.8 from 2011 to 2012.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:54:09 +0000 The Associated Press 20390 at http://wwno.org