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Federal Study: State School Standards Vary

By Admin on June 07, 2007 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education has released its first report on state standards used in (and progress towards) attaining student proficiency under the No Child Left Behind Law. Under the law, all students must be brought to a standard of "academic proficiency" by 2014, but specific proficiency standards and tests may be determined by individual states. According to the Washington Post , the study "found that most of the scores that would label a student proficient on state tests don't yield that grade on the national tests. There also are huge differences in where states set their benchmarks."

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