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FEDS Approve Nebraska Student Testing

The Department of Education announced that in the past two weeks, the federal government has officially approved the state's unique student assessment system and school accountability plan under No Child Left Behind. Unlike other states, Nebraska does not judge student performance on state learning standards solely with one statewide test.

Christensen will be in Chicago Friday to speak about No Child Left Behind to the education committee of the National Conference of State Legislatures. State Sen. Pam Redfield of Omaha is a vice-president of the committee. Christensen will offer suggestions for changes to the No Child Left Behind Act.

"There's universal agreement that under its present form No Child Left Behind will not work," he said. "I think (the legislators) feel some of the recommendations we'll give will be different. Some are kind of amazed at what we're doing (in Nebraska)."

— Barbara Nordby
Lincoln Journal Star


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