Nebraska alone skips standardized tests

04/12/2004 | Seattle Times, The

Nebraska has opted not to use standardized tests to assess students' progress against the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. Instead, the state's 517 school districts prepare portfolios of classroom assessments, district tests, a state writing test and at least one national standardized test. The state was able to implement this system by showing the federal government that its assessment system passed NCLB's muster.

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