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Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) - This nationwide, nonprofit organization is composed of public officials who lead departments responsible for elementary and secondary education in the states. In representing the chief education officers, CCSSO works on behalf of the state agencies that serve pre-K-12 students throughout the nation. This site provides information about accountability systems....

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) - NASBE is a nonprofit private association which represents state and territorial boards of education. The association’s objectives include strengthening state leadership in education policymaking, promoting excellence in the education of all students, and advocating equality of access to educational opportunity. This link takes you to NASBE's page on accountability, assessment and standards, with access to numerous reports, articles and policy briefs....

Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) - CPRE, a consortium of researchers from five of the nation’s leading universities, provides a range of publications – from policy briefs to full-scale research reports – on the impact of new accountability policies on students, teachers and schools....

National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing (CRESST) - CRESST conducts research on topics related to K-12 education testing and the assessment of education quality. This site includes publications, assessments, PowerPoint presentations, media contacts and information for parents about testing issues....

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