The Shakerite

New Testing Regimen Begins with 325-Minute Pilot Test

Abby White, Campus and City Editor

January 4, 2014

Shaker will pilot one of Ohio’s new End-of-Course Exams in April, a 325-minute English test for ninth graders, to be administered by computer. A sample of freshmen will take the test, just one pilot of 10 end-of-year assess...

In First Policy Move, Hutchings Ends Social Promotion

Abby White, Campus and City Editor

August 21, 2013

Superintendent Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. announced that the school district will end its policy of social promotion at the middle school. The policy allows students to progress to the next grade even if they fail one or more ...

Reserve Judgement on Evolving Value-Added System

Sarah Shaw and Hannah Heverling, Opinion Editor

May 10, 2013

The state performance index school evaluation system is being phased out of schools to be replaced by the federally-mandated, value-added ranking system. The performance index measures grades and class difficulty in science, math,...

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