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Document Number: 3481

Education Needs to Monitor States’ Scoring of Assessments - According to this General Accounting Office (GAO)report, 35 states are not in compliance with the assessment requirements of 1994 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The 1994 legislation required states to be in full compliance with the requirements by January 2001, but allowed the Department of Education to extend that deadline. The report finds that many states are poorly positioned to meet the deadlines for implementing added requirements in the 2001 ESEA reauthorization. (General Accounting Office, April 2002)...

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