Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sequestration Leads NAEP To Cut Social Studies Testing

Alyson Klein writes at the Education Week (5/15) "Politics K-12" blog that because of Federal budget sequestration, "fewer students will take national tests in civics, history, and geography," noting that "the executive committee of the National Assessment Governing Board, on the recommendation of the National Center for Education Statistics-which administers the National Assessment of Educational Progress or NAEP-voted recently to indefinitely postpone the 4th and 12th grade tests" in the subjects. This will offset the $6.8 million NAEP lost due to sequestration.

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