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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1997
The organization that sanctions Advanced Placement exams has invalidated test scores of about 250 Mira Costa High School students after some students alleged that cheating had taken place during the exams and that seating guidelines were not followed. The Educational Testing Service notified the district Thursday that scores on exams in chemistry, English literature, microeconomics, U.S. history, biology, Spanish, European history, calculus and government and politics would be thrown out.
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June 22, 2009 | Larry Gordon
Because nearly half of all students who start doctoral programs don't finish, educators have long wondered how best to judge applicants to graduate schools and reduce that attrition rate. Is there a way to evaluate a student's drive, persistence, honesty and creativity? What is needed beyond college grades, test scores and traditional recommendation letters? The Educational Testing Service says it has just the thing.
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August 16, 1995 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An arbitrator has ruled that the Educational Testing Service lacked substantial evidence when it invalidated the college entrance test score of USC football recruit Ken Haslip Jr. Haslip, a defensive back and wide receiver who sat out his freshman year without playing, reacted with delight after learning of the decision that ended a year-long ordeal. News of the ruling came as the Trojans prepared for their first day of football practice. Haslip plans to be there.
NEWS
February 8, 2001 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Educational Testing Service announced Wednesday that it will discontinue flagging the results of disabled students who received extra time or other special accommodations on standardized tests widely used by colleges and graduate schools.
SPORTS
July 13, 1995 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
USC, on the verge of reviving its storied football tradition under Coach John Robinson, is encountering some new academic embarrassments. In the past year, three top Trojan recruits have been accused, in effect, of cheating on their college entrance examinations. A fourth recruit was accused in 1993 but, unlike the others, he was disqualified before he could matriculate.
NEWS
January 1, 1995 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just a few weeks after suspending its computerized version of graduate school admission tests, the Educational Testing Service has filed a federal lawsuit against the company that revealed the program's vulnerability to cheating.
NATIONAL
June 22, 2009 | Larry Gordon
Because nearly half of all students who start doctoral programs don't finish, educators have long wondered how best to judge applicants to graduate schools and reduce that attrition rate. Is there a way to evaluate a student's drive, persistence, honesty and creativity? What is needed beyond college grades, test scores and traditional recommendation letters? The Educational Testing Service says it has just the thing.
NEWS
February 8, 2001 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Educational Testing Service announced Wednesday that it will discontinue flagging the results of disabled students who received extra time or other special accommodations on standardized tests widely used by colleges and graduate schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A high school principal in Mission Viejo has told at least 300 students that they have to retake their advanced placement exams after an investigation found some students had cheated. In a letter to parents, the Trabuco Hills High School principal said the College Board and Educational Testing Services nullified the scores of students who took the tests in May. The letter said an investigation found that a "number of students" cheated on a statistics exam. The probe also found the school failed to follow proper test-taking guidelines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1988
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1997
The organization that sanctions Advanced Placement exams has invalidated test scores of about 250 Mira Costa High School students after some students alleged that cheating had taken place during the exams and that seating guidelines were not followed. The Educational Testing Service notified the district Thursday that scores on exams in chemistry, English literature, microeconomics, U.S. history, biology, Spanish, European history, calculus and government and politics would be thrown out.
SPORTS
August 16, 1995 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An arbitrator has ruled that the Educational Testing Service lacked substantial evidence when it invalidated the college entrance test score of USC football recruit Ken Haslip Jr. Haslip, a defensive back and wide receiver who sat out his freshman year without playing, reacted with delight after learning of the decision that ended a year-long ordeal. News of the ruling came as the Trojans prepared for their first day of football practice. Haslip plans to be there.
SPORTS
July 13, 1995 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
USC, on the verge of reviving its storied football tradition under Coach John Robinson, is encountering some new academic embarrassments. In the past year, three top Trojan recruits have been accused, in effect, of cheating on their college entrance examinations. A fourth recruit was accused in 1993 but, unlike the others, he was disqualified before he could matriculate.
NEWS
January 1, 1995 | BETTINA BOXALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just a few weeks after suspending its computerized version of graduate school admission tests, the Educational Testing Service has filed a federal lawsuit against the company that revealed the program's vulnerability to cheating.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2009
In reporting on the value-added approach, The Times interviewed a dozen leading experts and reviewed more than two dozen research and policy papers from proponents and skeptics. The following is a list of some of the papers reviewed by The Times: Primers and Policy Briefs: " Increasing the odds: How good policies can yield better teachers . " National Council on Teacher Quality. 2004. " Policymakers' guide to growth models for school accountability: How do accountability models differ?
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September 21, 1997 | JASON REID and TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Prized UCLA basketball recruit Schea Cotton has been declared academically ineligible after a review of his June SAT test by the NCAA, Cotton's parents confirmed to The Times on Saturday. Cotton's parents said they have been told by a school official that Cotton cannot receive a scholarship at UCLA, and that his status as an incoming freshman is in limbo, pending a possible appeal of the NCAA ruling. Classes at UCLA begin Thursday.
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