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Who Thinks Up These Things?

Maybe they shouldn't let people who are tone deaf choose acronyms for tests.

The New Hampshire Department of Education, Rhode Island Department of Education, and Vermont Department of Education have developed a common set of Grade-Level Expectations, known as the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP).

These expectations were developed in response to the requirements of the federally mandated No Child Left Behind Act, 2001 to test all students, beginning in the 2005-2006 academic year, in each of grades 3-8 in mathematics and reading/language arts.

Yes, NECAP.

A reporter asks, "Am I the only one who thinks the acronym NECAP has sinister, Mafia-invoking connotations?"



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2006-03-28


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