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Assessing the kids

September 21, 2003
AssessmentGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Christina Denardo
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

This fall, preschoolers will take a standardized test

Starting this fall, 4- and 5-year-olds in Head Start programs nationwide will take a standardized test to measure how well the program prepares them for kindergarten. The decision to start testing preschoolers is part of a broader effort by the federal government to refocus the Head Start program on pre-literacy and math skills.