OPB | April 13, 2015
Concerns over the length, difficulty, and complexity of the new tests have led at least 1,770 Portland-area students to opt out.
Education | News | local | Testing 1,2,3OPB | April 13, 2015 11:57 a.m. | Portland
The large number of Portland students who are declining to take new standardized tests has reached a critical threshold at about twenty schools. But it's not clear what the penalties might be.
Spokane school district officials on Monday removed from class 143 students who could not prove they had legally required vaccinations.
Education | NW Life | local | Testing 1,2,3OPB | April 6, 2015 5:03 p.m.
The Language Arts Performance Task is like a research project under test conditions: three days of reading and writing. Seventh graders at H.B. Lee Middle School in the Reynolds School District remember it was hard, but it's been a few weeks since they took it, and the details are fading.
Oregon's exams for reading and math used to be all multiple choice. The new "Smarter Balanced" tests are not.
Given the diverse needs of their classrooms, teachers at Earl Boyles Elementary School came up with an approach to target instruction to students' individual needs, relying heavily on technology. In short, teachers have become video producers.
Recreation | Transportation | Health | Education | News | Parents | localOPB | March 30, 2015 1:44 p.m. | Portland
Tigard and Milwaukie are the first cities in the Portland area to pass resolutions asking Metro to make it safer for kids to walk to school.
Testing is on the minds of public school students, teachers and parents as new standardized exams roll out this month. This first story in an occasional series called "Testing 1, 2, 3" takes a look at the youngest test takers — third graders.