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Department of education reviews testing standards in schools

Aaron Stella | August 7, 2014

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EdWeekVia Edweek | by Catherine Gewertz

The U.S. Department of Education is on the verge of releasing the first draft of new guidance on the peer-review process for standards and tests, a document that could exert a powerful influence on how states set academic expectations.

Little known outside the assessment world, the process is wonky and technical. But it is an important tool for the federal agency in reviewing—and shaping—states’ academic standards and testing systems.

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