Stories tagged: testing
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
After discovering her birth mother through public records and the help of a silent benefactor in the late 1980s, Barbara Arnold was shocked once again when new technology revealed the …
Sun., May 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
While most Americans are buying DNA kits to find out where their ancestors were born, many are opting for detailed profiles of their health risks. But those tests often don’t …
Fri., Feb. 1, 2019, 4:52 a.m.
Information is everything to Jim MacRae.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 4:33 p.m.
DNA testing company 23andMe said it has the green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to offer consumers a test for a hereditary colorectal cancer syndrome.
Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 5 a.m.
Sweetwater Farms, a $5.3 million pot producer based on the West Plains, had one of its strains pulled from the state’s largest recreational marijuana stores last month after failing a …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 2:59 a.m.
Joe Rammell has been learning the skills needed to grow great cannabis all of his life – he just didn’t know it until a few years ago.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
The U.S. government has denied requests from Ford and Mazda for more time to test potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators as the companies try to avoid massive recalls.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 3:03 p.m.
LOS ANGELES – Amanda Knox, the American exchange student convicted and later cleared of a murder in Italy, is offering her support to a Massachusetts woman convicted of manslaughter for …
Fri., June 9, 2017
Some lawmakers see this as an opportunity to sever the link between the math and English assessments and graduation. Not so fast.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Oregon intends to shift how it evaluates schools and intervenes in those with the poorest results, moving from the rigid model required under No Child Left Behind to a more …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016
The experiences of other states show that it is beneficial to test all kits. Doing so has helped authorities nab serial rapists – some of whom claimed “consensual sex” – …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Aiming to reduce test-taking in America’s classrooms, the Obama administration released final rules Wednesday to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
American students have a math problem. The latest global snapshot of student performance for 15-year-olds shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and reading.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year’s high school graduates aren’t ready for college-level course work.
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
Ohio’s toll road, a heavily traveled connector between the East Coast and Chicago, is moving closer to allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 9 a.m.
It’s not a promising picture for the nation’s high school seniors – they are slipping in math, not making strides in reading and only about one-third are prepared for the …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 3:09 p.m.
Award-winning author and education advocate Jonathan Kozol will speak Wednesday in Spokane about the ways civic leaders can collaborate with public schools.
Fri., July 17, 2015
Local students who opted out of Washington’s new assessment tests likely did so because of exam fatigue, not because of furor over Common Core standards, school officials say. Numbers released …
Fri., June 19, 2015
Tomie Tsosie Leeds made the honor roll again with a 3.5 grade-point average. Now if he can only graduate.
Fri., June 5, 2015
Last week, when Spokane Public Schools teachers walked out of their classrooms to stand on street corners for one day, education was suddenly all over the news and social media. …
Tue., March 31, 2015
OLYMPIA – Members of Washington’s largest teachers union gathered on the Capitol campus Monday to oppose a bill that would tie teacher evaluations – and, potentially, salaries – to student …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 24, 2014, 10:42 a.m.
The most important numbers to Spokane city officials looking for accurate data about residents’ marijuana use may be one and two. “Nobody can lie about what’s showing up in the …
Wed., Aug. 1, 2012
Our mania for measurement in the schools – for testing, for databases, for assessment – has produced more arguments than answers. But we’ve gotten a very clear picture of one …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2011, 11:31 a.m.
Washington students improved in all four areas measured on standardized tests last year, results released today by the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction show.
Wed., June 30, 2010, 11:55 a.m.
Native American students at schools overseen by the federal Bureau of Indian Education performed significantly worse on national standardized tests in reading and math compared with those in public schools.
Thu., June 17, 2010
For the third year in a row, more than 90 percent of high school seniors passed Washington’s reading and writing assessment tests required for graduation. Scores dropped slightly in writing …
Fri., June 4, 2010, 3:51 p.m.
High school students who took the statewide achievement tests this spring will be receiving their scores sometime in the next week or so. These are the first results from the …
Sun., April 15, 2007
When thousands of Idaho students sit down at computers Monday to take the Idaho Standards Achievement Test, they’ll face a different test than many of them have been taking since …
Fri., Sept. 12, 1997
Spokane fourth-graders who took the state’s new assessments scored about the same as kids across Washington - poorly. Only 21 percent met or exceeded standards in math, and fewer than …
Mon., June 2, 1997
Chimpanzees inoculated with an experimental AIDS vaccine have successfully fought off repeated exposures to the AIDS virus up to a year after they were vaccinated, a research team reported Sunday. …