Teachers Protesting New Testing

MEDFORD, Ore. – Oregon teachers are calling for an end to the state’s new standardized tests before they even reach the classroom, arguing that the system is too rigorous and sets students up for failure. Next year, Oregon will adopt the Smarter Balance Assessment, joining more than 40 other states using the Common Core standardized … Continue reading »

Oregon Test Scores at 12-Year Low

MEDFORD, Ore. — Statistics released this week show the state average for the math section of the SAT is at a 12 year low. While the math section has taken a hit, the writing section has held steady. Standardized tests, whether the SAT or ACT, are essential to getting into a university. Over the past … Continue reading »