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August 4, 2015
Pearson to compensate Minnesota education agency for testing glitches
ST. PAUL — International testing contractor Pearson will compensate the Minnesota Department of Education with nearly $6 million in fee reductions and services after glitches that led to statewide testing suspension twice last spring. Pearson will reduce the state's fees by $1...
August 4, 2015 - 8:31am
May 14, 2015
Minn. teachers want test scores thrown out
ST. PAUL—Hundreds of Minnesota teachers want to throw out the results of this year's academic assessments because they fear repeated problems with the online tests make scores unreliable for judging teacher and student performance. Their request was amplified Wednesday when students...
May 14, 2015 - 9:14am
May 13, 2015
More technical problems reported with Minnesota student testing
More technical problems Wednesday are preventing Minnesota students from completing online tests. Pearson, the state’s contracted test provider, notified schools of "intermittent issues" and "degraded performance" Wednesday morning. Littlefork-Big Falls Superintendent Christopher...
May 13, 2015 - 11:59am
April 27, 2015
Testing glitches in Minnesota raise concerns over results
ST. PAUL -- When Minnesota started the transition to universal online state tests, the move was supposed to make the annual academic proficiency exams easier on students and teachers. That hasn’t been the case so far. Years and multiple testing vendors later, taking the Minnesota...
April 27, 2015 - 8:58am
April 23, 2015
Minn. suspends clunky online proficiency testing
ST. PAUL - Minnesota put an abrupt halt to mandatory online proficiency testing Tuesday after repeated glitches frustrated students and teachers for a third day. Brenda Cassellius, state education commissioner, said in a statement late Tuesday that all testing would be suspended...
April 23, 2015 - 8:39am
March 9, 2015
Excessive standardized exams taking heavy toll, governor tells lawmakers
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants to cut the number of standardized tests that Minnesota students take by a third and says he will seek the federal authority to do it. In a letter Thursday to the chairs of the Legislature’s education committees, Dayton said there was a “heavy...
March 9, 2015 - 5:05am
November 27, 2013
ACT adds fall test in-school date option
ACT announced that it will be offering a fall in-school, weekday test date option for states and school districts that administer the ACT college readiness exam to all students as part of their academic assessment programs. The first fall test date will be available in late September...
November 27, 2013 - 8:16am
February 3, 2009
Eagan man sentenced to probation for refusing alcohol test
An Eagan man was sentenced to seven years' probation last week in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of refusal to test. Dean Robert Davis, 46, of 2896 Lexington Ave. South, Eagan, Minn., pled guilty on Dec. 28 to a felony count of first degree refusal to test-driving...
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
MeritCare live animal use under fire
FARGO - MeritCare Medical Center in Fargo is facing heat over its use of live pigs in its trauma training classes intended to reduce patient death rates. MeritCare offers Advanced Trauma Life Support courses for doctors, which typically involve using human cadavers, nonhuman technology...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
August 22, 2008
Livestock TB testing requires planning
With the downgrading of Minnesota's TB accredited status, livestock producers throughout the state should make sure that their marketing plans are not side-tracked because they did not meet the TB testing requirements or missed testing timelines for their animals. In discussion...
August 22, 2008 - 12:00am
July 19, 2008
Free water testing clinic for nitrates at county fair
The Becker Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will sponsor a free water-testing clinic for nitrate in drinking water on Friday, July 25, from 3-6 p.m. Tests will be conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Becker SWCD staff. The clinic will be held in the...
July 19, 2008 - 12:00am