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Alternative High School Exam Returns

Published on: November 27, 2010

Six months after a poorly implemented state test disrupted the graduation plans of thousands of seniors, New Jersey's Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA) is back. So are concerns about avoiding a repeat of last year's chaos.

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ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL EXAM RETURNS AMID CONTINUED CONCERNS

Published on: November 27, 2010

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Stakeholders Seek To Prevent Repeat of Graduation Turmoil

Published on: August 25, 2010

A stakeholder group convened by ELC has presented recommendations to the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) designed to avoid a repeat of the turmoil that surrounded last year's Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA).

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ELC TO DOE: RELEASE DATA ON AHSA AND 'APPEALS PROCESS'

Published on: June 16, 2010

As the NJ Department of Education proceeds with plans to deny diplomas to unprecedented numbers of seniors on the basis of this year's Alternative High School Assessment (ASHA) scores, Education Law Center has asked the Department and the State Board of Education to release full results of the new assessment so the public will know how many students may not graduate.

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NJDOE CREATES AHSA APPEALS PROCESS, THOUSANDS STILL AT RISK

Published on: May 25, 2010

Responding to increasing pressure over its mishandling of a new graduation test, the NJ Department of Education has created a last-minute "appeals process" for students at risk of not graduating because of their scores on the Alternate High School Assessment (AHSA).

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NJDOE FLUNKS AHSA TEST, BUT THOUSANDS OF SENIORS WILL PAY

Published on: May 11, 2010

Thousands of high school seniors will not graduate next month unless Education Commissioner Bret Schundler and the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) move quickly to correct the Department's mishandling of the new Alternate High School Assessment (AHSA).

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STUDY FINDS 40% OF ALTERNATIVE TEST STUDENTS GO ON TO COLLEGE

Published on: April 20, 2010

Joint Press Release From the Institute on Education Law and Policy at Rutgers, Education Law Center, the CUNY Graduate Center and Newark's Project GRAD.

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AHSA RESULTS PUT JUNE GRADUATION AT RISK FOR THOUSANDS

Published on: April 15, 2010

In an April 13 letter Education Law Center asked Commissioner Bret Schundler to set aside the results of last January's Alternate High School Assessment (AHSA) after preliminary reports showed high failure rates that threaten June graduation prospects for thousands of seniors.

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