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PAWS goes back to pencil and paper format

  While some Wyoming students may have gotten used to taking standardized tests on the computer, they may be surprised to find that many educators are switching back to basics this year.   The previous administration of the state Department of Education had made the 2011 Proficiency Assessments of Wyoming Students (PAWS), predominantly online. However, […]

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Massachusetts school district looks to opt out of the state standards

  While the Massachusetts Board of Education may have approved the Common Core State Standards in an effort to match their students’ achievements against peers across the country, some schools may not agree. The Tantasqua Regional School Committee based in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, is attempting to opt out of the new federal guidelines, choosing to stay […]

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Study demonstrates rise in student test scores with help of a web-based tutor

  Schools that subject their children to standardized tests every year may want to consider their education options in order to improve test scores. A new study is suggesting that students who had web-based tutoring significantly improved their test scores from the previous year. According to research published in the Journal of Educational Computing Research, […]

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New study suggests positive social learning programs help boost students’ overall skills

  Educators may want to consider adopting more social and emotional learning programs into their curriculum, as a new study has suggested that these kinds of lessons can help boost student skills overall. The research published in the journal Child Development found that students who were placed in programs that included exercises such as recognizing […]

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