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Society: Issues: Education: Education Reform
Alaska's High School Qualifying Examination
- Beginning in 2002, Alaska students must pass an examination to graduate from high school. This site examines graduation testing and raises important questions.
Division of Student Assessment
- Texas Education Agency official site. Information on the TAAS and end-of-course examinations.
- Organization generally supportive of Massachusetts state testing.
No Aggregated Score Left Behind
- Discusses the accountability of state examinations and of the No Child Left Behind program. Includes e-mail responses to the page.
Ohio Proficiency Testing Examined
- An examination of the results of Ohio's proficiency tests, finding a strong correlation with socioeconomic status.
The Texas School Miracle Is for Real by Jay P. Greene
- Article defending the Texas testing program and criticizing the methods of testing opponents.
What Do Test Scores in Texas Tell Us?
- Rand Corporation's study of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) test scores in Texas. Includes link to Rand Corp. press release and Rand CEO's statement.
Bush Praises Local Districts' Use of TAAS for Promotion
- Bush said he appreciates local school districts using the power of local control to address the problem of social promotions. Lubbock Online. (October 19, 1997)
Lawmaker Wants TAAS Testing to Include Special Ed Students
- A Houston legislator has filed a bill that would require all state school districts to include most special education students in the TAAS. Lubbock Online. (March 05, 1997)
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