Behind the Headline: States Fail to Raise Bar in Reading, Math Tests

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States Fail to Raise Bar in Reading, Math Tests
Wall Street Journal | 8/11/11

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Few States Set World-Class Standards
Education Next | Summer 2008

A new NCES report finds that, while some states have raised their standards for proficiency in math and reading, most states still fall far below the “basic” level on NAEP. In an article that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of Ed Next, Paul Peterson and Rick Hess examined the rigor of each state’s academic standards as compared with NAEP and found that only three states—Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Missouri—had established world-class standards.

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