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State High School Tests: Changes in State Policies and the Impact of the College and Career Readiness Movement

Author(s): Shelby McIntosh
Published: December 8, 2011

This 10th installment of CEP’s annual study of high school exit exams and other assessments finds that fewer states are requiring students to pass a high school exit exam, though testing in other areas has increased. The report, based on a survey of all 50 state departments of education, discusses state policies associated with high school exit exams, college entrance exams (such as the ACT or SAT), and college and career readiness assessments.

State Profiles for Assessment Policies Through 2010-11

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Annual Report (PDF format, 553 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=Dietz%5FHSEE2011%5F120811%2Epdf
Press Release (PDF format, 161 KB) * Direct link: http://www.cep-dc.org/cfcontent_file.cfm?Attachment=PressRelease%5FHSEE2011%5F120811%2Epdf

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