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Hombo, Catherine M. – Theory into Practice, 2003
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has played a vital role in assessing and reporting on the state of U.S. education for more than 30 years. Under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, NAEP will play an even more prominent role in the evaluation of adequate yearly progress in the states, jurisdictions, and territories receiving…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests
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Bowers, John J. – Theory into Practice, 1991
Examines factors contributing to increasing acceptance of and dependence on state and local educational testing. Factors examined include the accountability movement, Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, National Assessment of Educational Progress, growth in statewide and local assessment, and minimum competency testing. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Achievement Tests, Educational Testing