Massachusetts education officials are developing plans to test students as soon as they enter kindergarten to determine how prepared they are to start school.
Massachusetts education officials say more than 3,000 students who passed the spring 2011 Grade 10 MCAS math test achieved a higher performance level than first indicated.
State education officials say more than two-thirds of schools designated as chronically underperforming a year ago showed significant improvement in the MCAS English and math exams taken this past spring.
State education officials say fifth-graders made marked improvements on the math and English portions of the MCAS exam in the past year, while 10th-graders showed improvement on the English section.
Hundreds of Massachusetts high school seniors were denied diplomas at the end of the last school year because they failed the MCAS science exam.
Public school teachers will soon be evaluated on student performance in the classroom and on Massachusetts standardized tests.
State education officials have invalidated every MCAS test taken last year by students at a Somerset elementary school after finding evidence of cheating.
Student performance is often judged by MCAS scores, and soon, teachers might be judged that way as well.
The state is throwing out another school’s MCAS results because of questions over cheating.
Boston and state education officials say an eight-month inquiry has found testing irregularities on MCAS mathematics tests at a Boston elementary school.