• 2002
  • In July 2002 a pupil delegation from the school, led by Archbishop Mario Conti, formerly Bishop of Aberdeen, represented Scotland at the World Youth Day festival in Toronto. (wikipedia.org)
  • achievement
  • Based on results of an international study of student achievement released Wednesday, some 8th-grade pupils in the Chicago area scored higher in science than their counterparts in such countries as Japan, Korea and Hungary. (chicagotribune.com)
  • A leading test publisher, aiming to refute charges that standardized-test scores are inflated, has found in a new study that elementary-school students registered substantial gains in basic-skills achievement over the past decade. (edweek.org)
  • On the California Achievement Test, it found, between 1978 and 1985, scores increased by an average of 10.1 percentile points in reading and 10.78 points in math. (edweek.org)
  • This came about in part, the group charged, because test publishers and administrators manipulate the scores to make student achievement appear higher8than it actually is. (edweek.org)
  • County's
  • New state test results show that Prince William County's third-graders are struggling to score at the highest level since the implementation of a controversial math program that was intended to boost performance. (washingtonpost.com)
  • stimulus
  • We also sought to determine which stimulus light condition and pupil response parameter (transient vs. sustained contraction) would provide the greatest difference between normal and abnormal eyes and the highest correlation with visual field sensitivity. (arvojournals.org)
  • 39 patients seen in the neuro-ophthalmology clinic and 44 normal subjects were prospectively tested by computerized pupillometry (NeurOptics DP2000, Irvine, CA) using a 1 second red or blue light stimulus at 1 lux and 400 lux. (arvojournals.org)
  • The percent pupil contraction from baseline pre-stimulus size was calculated for the transient, initial response to the light stimulus and the sustained pupil contraction at 6 seconds following offset of light. (arvojournals.org)
  • elementary
  • However, the refinement being proposed will permit us to use a consistent set of tests throughout our entire elementary and middle school program. (baltimoresun.com)
  • The Bloomberg administration, which has made accountability the watchword of its overhaul of public education, is asking elementary school principals across the city to give standardized tests in English and math to children as young as kindergartners. (nytimes.com)
  • In an interview on Tuesday, Mr. Liebman stressed that the pilot program was voluntary - he said 50 of the city's 700-some elementary principals had already expressed interest - and that the tests were not high-stakes. (nytimes.com)
  • HARTFIELD - Children at a Middlesex County elementary school where high levels of lead have been found in drinking water will be tested for lead poisoning, probably before Thanksgiving. (dailypress.com)
  • Parents of the 165 children at Wilton Elementary School would receive letters asking for permission for the test. (dailypress.com)
  • The findings help explain why separate studies have shown that most elementary students score 'above average' on the nationally normed tests, according to Paul L. Williams, director of research and measurement for ctb/McGraw-Hill. (edweek.org)
  • A controversial study last year by Friends for Education, a West Virginia advocacy group, found that the overwhelming majority of elementary students scored above national averages on nationally normed tests. (edweek.org)
  • results
  • The results are considered a representative sample that reflect the performance of pupils worldwide, although the latest test included a much broader sample in the United States because of a separate benchmark study that explored differences among U.S. school districts and regions, study leaders said. (chicagotribune.com)
  • School administrators hope that if the Board of Education approves the changes at a meeting today, test results will be "more consistent" in meeting student needs from grade to grade, Thomas said. (baltimoresun.com)
  • The new testing methods combine results to create a score for English and a score for math for each child, he said, making comparisons across classrooms and over time easier. (nytimes.com)
  • He said this year's experiment could include up to 12,720 of the city's 200,000 or so kindergarten through second graders, and that depending on the results, the city could mandate a single test to be used next year, allow principals to choose which tests they prefer or go back to doing things the way they were done before. (nytimes.com)
  • WASHINGTON - Fourth-graders in California public schools are neck and neck with their counterparts in Mississippi for the dubious distinction as the worst readers in the country, according to results of a national test released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Education. (latimes.com)
  • The results of the next spelling tests served as the criterion of treatment effect. (ed.gov)
  • The following results were obtained: (1) Children who received written teacher comments performed better beyond the .01 level of significance than pupils who received no comment. (ed.gov)
  • Primary schools in England are held to account on the basis of results from national curriculum tests in core subjects, including maths. (nuffieldfoundation.org)
  • Provisional results for 2017 show an improvement to -0.37 for Progress 8 and 35% of pupils earned grade 5 or above in English and Maths. (wikipedia.org)
  • maths
  • Since the 2014 -2015 academic year, the school has received extra pupil premium funding to support teaching of English, Maths and Science to narrow the attainment gap. (wikipedia.org)
  • officials
  • In Sacramento, state education officials tried to temper the bad news by releasing other national statistics showing California's public high school students at the top among those who take advanced-placement tests for college. (latimes.com)
  • statistically
  • PHILADELPHIA, July 25 (UPI) -- A fourth of seventh- and eighth-graders at a Philadelphia school had statistically suspicious changed answers on a state test, a report found. (upi.com)
  • We found the greatest statistically significant separation between eyes of normal subjects vs. those with optic neuropathy occurred with the transient pupil contraction using the 1 second, 400 lux blue light, compared to the sustained post-illumination contraction. (arvojournals.org)
  • schools
  • The strong performance by some Chicago-area pupils also points to what educators consider a discouraging divide in American schools. (chicagotribune.com)
  • A memo sent by the state Department of Education in April recommended that schools across Virginia test their drinking water and remedy high lead content if necessary. (dailypress.com)
  • An education department official who oversees Virginia's program of asbestos and lead abatement in public schools said that the "vast majority" of schools will test their water for lead before June. (dailypress.com)
  • William D. Dawson, acting superintendent of public instruction for California, attributed the dismal reading scores to California public schools' higher percentage of disadvantaged urban children and pupils who speak limited English. (latimes.com)
  • Pupils from St Peter's and two other local schools produced books and artwork celebrating the history of Old Aberdeen. (wikipedia.org)
  • A spokesman for Careers Scotland said: "The NASA visits are an extraordinary experience for the pupils, their schools and their community. (wikipedia.org)
  • students
  • Through the tests, administered by the College Board in New York, students are able to earn credits or waive beginning university courses in 16 subjects, ranging from physics to English. (latimes.com)
  • Taken together, the two tests revealed a widening split between the educational levels of the general population and of students intent on attending college. (latimes.com)
  • States also were given the option of excluding students from the test if their English proficiency was not adequate, and California excluded 11% of the children chosen to take the test, a far larger percentage than any other state. (latimes.com)
  • Students first took the test in the beginning of their sophomore year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Up to 2 test (or 8) opportunities are available to students before the end of their senior year. (wikipedia.org)
  • The test was originally intended to be required of students graduating in 2004, but full implementation was delayed until the class of 2006. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first students to take the test were volunteers from the class of 2004, who took it as high school Freshmen in spring 2001 (March and May). (wikipedia.org)
  • The number of students passing the test on their first attempt has risen slightly each year since 2004. (wikipedia.org)
  • More than three-quarters of students pass the test more than two years before they finish high school, and more than nine out of ten students to pass the test by the end of high school. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of June 2007, 91% of the 404,000 students in this class had passed the test before graduation, 1% failed the exam in 2006 but passed it in 2007, and 4% were still in school, either as fifth-year seniors or having transferred to a community college. (wikipedia.org)
  • educators
  • The pilot program, which will cost $400,000 and was not publicly announced, is already inciting outrage among some educators and advocates who worry that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's efforts to overhaul the school system have been overly focused on standardized testing. (nytimes.com)
  • state's
  • Lawrence Feinberg, assistant director of the National Assessment Governing Board, said that California's poor performance on the reading tests cannot be attributed solely to the state's large immigrant population. (latimes.com)
  • level
  • Mr. Jarvis said health agents across the state receive a daily update from the Department of Public Health and learned today that swine flu testing will likely begin happening at the state level soon, possibly by Friday. (telegram.com)
  • The NASA scientists are truly motivational and on a practical level they help the pupils to understand the important role of science, technology and enterprise in the world today. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • In 2009, the Inquirer found 19 Roosevelt pupils had changed answers from incorrect to correct nine out of 10 times. (upi.com)
  • The national study found that children who watched six hours or more of television each day were in the "red zone" on the reading test, scoring the lowest. (latimes.com)
  • report
  • Ronald Tomalis, the new state education secretary, asked districts where possible improprieties had been reported on 2009 tests to investigate and report to him. (upi.com)
  • The report states that special needs pupils and disadvantaged pupils did not make good progress. (wikipedia.org)
  • The reports stated progress was being made towards coming out of special measures, but special needs pupils were not making strong progress and the recommendations of the external pupil premimum report where still not being fully implemented. (wikipedia.org)
  • scores
  • Thus, math and science scores for all U.S. pupils ranked in the middle of the pack when compared with 37 other countries. (chicagotribune.com)
  • The administration has also expressed interest in using test scores to determine teacher tenure, an idea that is being blocked by legislators in Albany. (nytimes.com)
  • The new study represents the testing firm's latest response to critics who have charged that the test scores are misleading. (edweek.org)
  • On the other, they risk effort being wasted on strategies that inflate test scores without a corresponding impact on pupils' in-depth knowledge and understanding. (nuffieldfoundation.org)
  • educational
  • We still have a very large number of kids who do extremely well on the tests," Dawson said, "but we have a growing number of kids starting school in poverty, from single-parent families, from families where both parents are working and it's a tougher educational task in the early years. (latimes.com)
  • state
  • He also ordered similar analyses of 2010 and 2011 state tests. (upi.com)
  • The tests were made Wednesday after a maintenance man repairing pipes removed more floor tiles containing asbestos than is permitted by state and federal regulations. (dailypress.com)
  • last
  • Utah ranks last in spending at $3,240 per pupil but reading proficiency was ranked among the highest. (latimes.com)
  • pass
  • If they do not pass one or both of the two test sections, then they may retake the section or sections that they have not yet passed. (wikipedia.org)