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Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Testing our boundaries: discussing the purpose of CAASPP testing

Shuvi Jha

March 9, 2018


Filed under Around Campus, Education, Local, Multimedia, NEWS

n March 5 and March 6, MVHS juniors took the state-mandated California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in which they were tested for proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For some students, this was cause for frustration, for anger — which is why they de...

New standardized testing improves academic assessment

New standardized testing improves academic assessment

Lydia Seo

May 8, 2014


Filed under Editor's Picks, OPINION

The Smarter Balanced Assessment with its computerized new format is a better option than previous standardized tests. Read More »...

Common Core for the Common Good

Elliot Ki

December 3, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Despite its cost issues and vague standards, new testing system has potential to fix what’s wrong with our education system. Read More »...

5 issues school site council discussed during latest meeting held on Nov. 7

5 issues school site council discussed during latest meeting held on Nov. 7

Catherine

November 18, 2013


Filed under Briefs, NEWS

School Site Council is a monthly meeting where four students, four parents, four teachers, two administrators and one ASB representative meet together to discuss troubling issues on campus and negotiate school funding. This month’s meeting was held on Nov. 7. Here is a recap of the major points the...

“Common Core” provides needed educational measures

“Common Core” provides needed educational measures

Daniel Fernandez

May 8, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Print Opinion

The Common Core is a recent effort of the Obama administration to shift American education toward critical thinking and problem solving. Proponents of the Common Core argue that it reflects “the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.” The quality of the...