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PSSA test windows extended because of the weather

The testing period for the PSSA math, reading and writing assessments has been extended to accommodate for instructional time lost because of the weather, according to the Pennslvania Department of Education.

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Additional school scores to be released today

The Pennsylvania Department of Education plans to update its School Performance Profile website today with the scores that were held back a few months ago while corrections were made to data.

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Dover hosts information night on new School Performance Profiles

Dover Area School District will host an information night about new School Performance Profile scores.

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Kindles for Keystones: Good scores earn York City students a reading reward

Martin Library board members donated eight Kindles, which were given to students who had scored proficient or better on their Keystone exams.

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Therapy dogs provided a break for York College students

The counseling services office at York College recently turned to a some furry friends to help students relieve the stress of the semester’s end. The college’s student affairs wellness committee sponsors a “wellness week” at the end of each semester, … Continue reading

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Report examines test scores, finds ‘suspect’ results nationwide

The Atlanta Journal Constitution ran a package over the weekend offering a nationwide look at test scores, saying many districts had suspicious scores that resembled those that entangled Atlanta in a cheating scandal. Here’s a bit from their introduction: “The … Continue reading

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A look at York City’s English Language Learners

I’m always fascinated by reports on English Language Learners – those students whose native language is not English. In York City, ELL students come from: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cuba, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, Mexico and Sri Lanka, according to a recent report … Continue reading

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Report: Nearly half of nation’s schools didn’t make AYP

A report came out this week showing that nearly half of schools in the nation did not make “adequate yearly progress” (AYP) on reading and math tests in 2011 as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Read … Continue reading

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