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Florida / Funding / Testing

Florida Senate Starts Looking At Teacher Pay, School Funding, Recess, And Testing

Florida lawmakers could take up an education agenda that includes testing changes, recess, more money for teachers and a greater focus on higher education—at least, in the Senate.

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Tennessee / Testing

Testing Executives Try To Reassure Tennessee Lawmakers About Online Exams

The firm brought in to run Tennessee’s student testing program is telling lawmakers that it won’t rush the transition to online exams.

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Audio / Tennessee / Testing

Tennessee Dumps Testing Vendor, Makes This Year’s TNReady Exams Optional

Tennessee students may not have to take the second part of their year-end exams after all. Following multiple delays in receiving test materials, the state is cutting ties with testing vendor Measurement Inc. The company has been blamed for the bulk of glitches and delays in the first year of TNReady.

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Mississippi / Testing

Mississippi Students See Dip In Test Results

Mississippi students are gaining on other states in Math and English, despite a drop in test scores from last year. That’s according to the results of a multi-state assessment called PARCC.