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Document Number: 8841

International Benchmarking: State Education Performance Standards - According to this report, what students are expected to know to reach proficiency levels on exams in some states may be as much as four grade levels below the standards set in the states with the most rigorous assessments. The report makes a case for states, as they collaborate on common standards, to use national and international benchmarking to make cutoff scores more demanding and improve the descriptions of what it means for students to be proficient in reading and math. (Gary Phillips, American Institutes for Research, October 2010)...


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