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From the ECS State Policy Database: No Child Left Behind--Assessment - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

No Child Left Behind Act:: Enhancements in the Department of Education's Review Process Could Improve State Academic Assessments - GAO examined: (1) Changes in reported state expenditures on assessment and how the states spent the funds; (2) Factors entered into the states decisions about question and test content; (3) Challenges the states faced; and (4) The extent to which the Department of Education has supported state efforts to comply with assessment requirements of the Act. GAO recommends the Department: (1) Incorporate assessment security into its peer review process; (2) Improve communication during the review process; and (3) Identify for the states why peer review decisions, in some cases, differed from the written comments of the reviewer. (Government Accountability Office, September 2009)...

50-State Inventory of Assessment Programs Developed to Comply with NCLB - CEEP compiled information on the assessment systems used by each state based on Web-site information, third-party information and direct contact with the state agencies. The first table is a listing of standardized assessments used by each state to meet NCLB compliance. The second table includes assessments administered by the state but not used to calculate yearly progress. The third table is a listing of the name of the alternate assessment each state used to provide for students with cognitive disabilities. (Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, October 2008)...

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