[Susan notes: As usual, Jerry Bracey cuts to the chase, marshalling pertinent facts as he does it.]
To the editor
Ross Wiener ["Guess Who's Still Left Behind," op-ed, Jan. 1] writes that kids do well on state tests but not on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Therefore, he concludes, states have low standards. Actually, NAEP standards are too high. The Government Accountability Office, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Education and the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing have all studied NAEP achievement levels and found them wanting.
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