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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Duncan to Double Down on NCLB High Stakes Testing

For those prone to fits of fanciful thinking about the imminent demise of the CorpEd testing regime, tune in to hear Arne Duncan's speech tomorrow:
By Lyndsey Layton
Washington Post News Service
Posted Jan. 9, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

WASHINGTON — As a new Congress gets to work to rewrite the 2002 federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, the Obama administration is drawing what Education Secretary Arne Duncan calls his "line in the sand": The federal government must continue to require states to give annual, standardized tests in reading and math.

In a speech scheduled for Monday at an elementary school in Washington, Duncan is expected to insist that any new law retain the trademark of No Child Left Behind, requiring that every public school student be tested annually in math and reading in grades 3 through 8 and once in high school, and also be tested in science at three points during those years. . . .

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