The Education Exchange: Are Proficiency Standards Set Too High?

New biography of the nation’s report card highlights longstanding debate.

Photo of Chester E. Finn Jr.A Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, Chester E. Finn, Jr., joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Finn’s new book, Assessing the Nation’s Report Card: Challenges and Choices for NAEP.

Finn’s latest piece for Education Next, “It Felt Like Guerrilla Warfare” — Student achievement levels in the Nation’s Report Card: a brief history of “basic,” “proficient,” and “advanced,” is available now.

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