Fri., September 21, 2012 2:36pm
The cost of testing Georgia’s students will likely quadruple by 2014 as the state rolls out a replacement for the current Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. Georgia education leaders are helping develop the test that will assess student learning under new national Common Core standards.
Fri., July 27, 2012 12:30pm
Schools across Georgia will begin teaching new academic standards designed to ensure students are ready for college and careers after high school graduation. Georgia adopted the "Common Core" standards in July 2010. State officials earmarked $900,000 in grant money for training.
Thu., January 5, 2012 8:14am
The Dougherty County School Board said two principals have resigned and two teachers have been terminated in the wake of allegations of widespread cheating. Three other principals have been reassigned pending evidence from investigators.
Mon., October 24, 2011 2:58pm
State investigators say at least 10 educators in Dougherty County Schools have confessed to cheating on standardized tests. Special investigators were appointed by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue in August 2010 to look into possible cheating the previous year in the Atlanta and Dougherty County school systems.
Mon., September 26, 2011 2:11pm
Last year, one in ten kids in public schools missed more than 15 days of school. A state study shows how important being in class is to student achievement. The State Department of Education tracked the performance and attendance of students from 2007 to 2011.
Wed., August 10, 2011 5:02pm
A new report released Wednesday by the National Center for Educational Statistics says Georgia’s state eighth grade reading exam is one of the least rigorous in the country when compared to a well-regarded federal exam.
Sat., July 16, 2011 9:14am
Atlanta Public Schools interim Superintendent Erroll Davis has sent letters home to all 178 employees implicated in the system's cheating scandal, informing them they can resign next week or face being fired.
Tue., July 5, 2011 8:45am
A probe has found that more than 78 percent of Atlanta schools examined by state investigators engaged in cheating on standardized tests. Some findings from the report were released by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday.
Thu., June 9, 2011 4:18pm
More Georgia students are passing the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. The 2011 results released Thursday show the passage rate is up in almost every grade and content area.The state made the largest gains in Math—a subject that has been troublesome for Georgia students overall in the past.
Wed., April 20, 2011 4:10pm
Several Georgia school systems face scrutiny for possible cheating on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. Students in first through eighth grades take the test to gauge their learning levels.