Behind the Headline: Education Secretary Says He Backs Annual Testing

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Education Secretary Says He Backs Annual Testing
1/12/15| Washington Post

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1/12/15 | Education Next blog

When the No Child Left Behind Act is reauthorized, will it include annual testing? Congressional Republicans have hinted that annual tests may be on the chopping block.

In a speech on Monday, Arne Duncan said that annual testing is critical for measuring educational progress. This weekend, a coalition of 20 civil rights groups said that preserving annual testing was one of their top priorities. State education chiefs have also called for annual testing to be preserved.

Anne Hyslop outlines the benefits of annual testing in a timely blog entry.

– Education Next

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