CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2010 |
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has completed counting and outsourcing nearly 5,000 backlogged rape kits that sparked controversy in 2008. The kits still need to be tested and processed, but the Sheriff's Department is on track to meet that goal in June 2011, spokesman Steve Whitmore said. "It's not only a good sign for the Sheriff's Department, it's a good sign for the county," Whitmore said. "Everybody pitched in, and we're on track. It shows what can be accomplished when everyone says 'Yes, we're going to do something.
April 27, 1989
The Board of Education tonight will consider creating an assessment center to centralize testing of bilingual students. "We're just trying to be more efficient, more effective," said Deputy Supt. Marcia McVey. Thirty-seven languages are represented among more than 800 students whose first language is not English or who speak another language at home. Each of the district's eight schools has been conducting placement evaluations on their campuses. But the increased numbers of bilingual students enrolling is putting a strain on individual schools, McVey said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1987
If I read the position of Healy right, he seems to be saying that a college student, simply by going to college and having to face the "challenges" of new courses, the "challenges" of social life on campus and the "challenges" of choosing a major, is being more than adequately trained to face the challenges of life! We need no further tests. Well, how about the real world away from the ivory tower of college campuses? How come our intellectual level worldwide is so desperately low?
December 17, 1987
The Redevelopment Agency, still angry that the city is being forced to pay for expensive ground-water tests at the site of a closed landfill it owns, has voted to complete testing rather than face heavy fines for non-compliance.
May 31, 2002
Re "Schools Challenge Mandatory Testing," May 29: Perhaps I just don't understand. When, according to the vice president of the L.A. Board of Education, testing reveals and identifies a lack of resources in schools, the corrective measure is to eliminate the testing? Does this mean that classroom tests should also be eliminated because some students do poorly on them? Isn't the purpose of testing to reveal and identify areas of weakness that can then be strengthened? Salem Spitz Cerritos The opponents of testing won't be satisfied until someone develops a test that everyone passes and scores above average on. Martin Mach Venice Re "Tailor Teaching to the Child," editorial, May 26: As a special education teacher and father of a special ed student, I inform The Times it's in special ed that struggling students receive the personalized attention for which you editorialize.
April 5, 1986 |
The Deukmejian Administration called Friday for the power to require potential AIDS victims to undergo testing for the disease when there is a "compelling public health need." In releasing the findings of a long-awaited state study on AIDS, Kenneth Kizer, the state health director, also proposed that confidentiality requirements be loosened so that public health officials would be able in certain cases to obtain the names of individuals shown to have antibodies to the disease.
January 15, 2001 |
Tests on France's grounded fleet of supersonic Concordes will be carried out this month, and the luxury jets could very likely fly again sometime this year, the country's transportation minister said. The fleet of 12 supersonic jets has been grounded since a blazing Air France Concorde smashed into a hotel minutes after taking off from Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport last July. All 109 people on board and four on the ground were killed.
September 25, 1985 |
Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth, warning that "every time a player misjudges a ball, there is guilt by speculation," Tuesday asked all major league players to submit voluntarily to unannounced drug tests three times a year. At the same time, he said possible action would be postponed against seven players who testified at the first of several federal drug trials in Pittsburgh until transcripts can be studied and the players can be interviewed.
March 15, 2010 |
Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday that its preliminary investigation into a runaway Prius incident a week ago resulted in findings "inconsistent" with the driver's account. The automaker said at a San Diego news conference that two days of testing failed to reproduce driver James Sikes' reportedly stuck accelerator, leading to a nearly 30-minute ride on Interstate 8 before he could get the car stopped. An examination of Sikes' car shows that it would have stopped if the driver had stepped aggressively on the brake, said Bob Waltz, the auto company's vice president of product quality and service support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1994
This letter is in response to Hugh Glenn's article on testing, grades and cheating ("Preoccupation With Testing and Grades Fosters Cheating," Sept. 5). Glenn states that the public and schools have a deep-rooted preoccupation and fetish with testing and grading, including widespread cheating--by students and educators alike. I don't know if testing and grading are as deep-rooted and a fetish as they are required by law. And how else to ascertain how well a student is receiving and retaining information?