El Estoque

Common Core for the Common Good

Elliot Ki

December 3, 2013

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

STAR testing breach reveals students’ misuse of social media

Within the past week, there have been several incidents of students posting photos of STAR tests on Instagram. As a result, many students are angered at the prospect of a voided API score and the jeopardization of MVHS’s reputation caused by photos of STAR tests posted on Instagram. Source: Stock.xchng.

Eva Spitzen

April 11, 2013

Many students have expressed outrage in response to photos posted of the STAR test on Instagram, which breached STAR test policies. These incidents could jeopardize MVHS’s API score and possibly put the school at risk for other consequences, which are to be decided by state STAR administrators. Although indignation directed toward the few perpetrators is not totally unwarranted,the brea...

STAR testing will shift to a more in-depth assessment in 2015

STAR testing will shift to a more in-depth assessment in 2015

Shuyi Qi

March 19, 2013

As part of a new transition in California’s recently-adopted set of Common Core State Standards, the Standardized Testing and Reporting examinations are to be suspended by July 1, 2014 to prepare for an overhaul of the assessments, according to a news release by the California Department of Education. The propo...