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The federal government has approved Delaware's education standards and student testing system.

The federal government has approved Delaware's education standards and student testing system. It is the second state, after South Carolina, to earn approval under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The law requires each state to undergo a peer review by the U.S. Department of Education, assessment experts from other states, institutions of higher education, and the private sector. The approval was based on a review of Delaware's academic content standards, the high school system for determining what test score demonstrates that a student has met the standard, the reliability and validity of the tests, the alignment of the tests to state standards, the inclusion of students with disabilities and limited English, and the system for reporting test results to the public. The only recommendation contained in the review was for Delaware to develop "performance-level descriptors" for its science tests. [More-The News Journal] (Mar. 16)
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Publication:The Education Innovator
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Geographic Code:1U5DE
Date:Apr 13, 2006
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