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Standardized testing has become a focus of controversy nationally.


NAEP results show Philadelphia still below average for big cities

Achievement gaps are growing, here and across the country.

by Dale Mezzacappa

These 5 Philly schools made big test-score improvements. What's their secret?


Wolf approves delay of Keystone exams as grad requirement


What parents of special ed and ELL students should know about testing

An interview with Maura McInerney of the Education Law Center

by Brianna Spause

So far, 23 educators have been disciplined by the state for test cheating

Three years ago, Pa. officials said 140 educators faced discipline in the investigations launched in 2011. The new administration says it cannot report how many cases are still in process.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Paul Socolar

Arts and high test scores co-exist at FACTS Charter


Pa. House OKs delaying Keystone exams as graduation requirement


Testing, testing: A look at other assessments


Past Chester Community Charter testing head disciplined in cheating scandal

The state's largest bricks-and-mortar charter is operated for profit by a GOP power broker. Its test scores plunged in 2012 when security measures were tightened.

by Dale Mezzacappa and Paul Socolar

A backlash against pervasive testing

As parents and students statewide forgo high-stakes exams, a broader movement grows.

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