Click on a state for a snapshot of its standards, testing, and accountability
for more information about each state.
Education Week: "Quality Counts 2002"
|Education Week's "Quality Counts 2002" grades states on their standards
and accountability measures, compiling in-depth "report cards" on each state.
Education Week, an independent journal, has published its "Quality
Counts" series since 1997.|
American Federation of Teachers: "Making Standards Matter 2001"
|The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is a labor union that lobbies on
behalf of teachers. Its "Making Standards Matter 2001," released in November
2001, is the sixth such report that the AFT has published on state efforts to
institute standards-based education systems. The 213-page report has a
state-by-state analysis, detailing states' progress on standards, curriculum
development, tests, and accountability measures.|
"The Nation's Report Card"
|The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as "The Nation's
Report Card," is administered to a statistical sample of students across the
country in various subject areas, and is widely regarded by educators and
policymakers as a trusted gauge of national trends. To see how your state has
performed, see the state profiles.|
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