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ERIC Number: EJ759573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-19
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Small States Find Benefits in Jointly Developed Tests
Olson, Lynn
Education Week, v25 n8 p1, 14 Oct 2005
Students in New Hampshire will not be alone when they will take their new state mathematics and reading tests. Their fellow students in Rhode Island and Vermont will be taking the same exams along with them. This article reports that New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont have joined forces to create reading and math tests in grades 3-8. They have also jointly developed writing tests in grades 5 and 8. State officials said that they have devised better tests at lesser costs when they pooled expertise and resources. The project costs just $7 million a year for all three states combined over the life of the states' five-year contract with a commercial test-maker.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire; Rhode Island; Vermont
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001