Bush Backs Requiring NAEP in 12th Grade

Cavanagh, Sean; Robelen, Erik W.
April 2004
Education Week;4/14/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 31, p32
U.S. President George W. Bush put forward a fresh round of education proposals last week, calling for all states to test 12th graders under the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and outlining a grant program that would encourage low-income students to study mathematics (math) or science in college. Bush wants to broaden participation in NAEP, often referred to as "the nation's report card," to measure the reading and math skills of 12th graders in every state. Currently, states are required only to participate in the NAEP reading and math tests for 4th and 8th graders.


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