Behind the Headline: New York Will Make Standardized Exams Tougher

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New York Will Make Standardized Exams Tougher
07/20/10 | The New York Times

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State Standards Rising in Reading but Not in Math
Fall 2010 | Education Next

An analysis of New York’s state test results reveals that the tests have become significantly easier to pass over the last four years, so state education officials will be recalibrating the scoring for tests that were taken by students this spring. A study by Paul Peterson and Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadón that will appear in the Fall 2010 issue of Ed Next finds that New York is not the only state that has been dumbing down its tests.

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