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Education Column: For Head Start Children, Their Turn at Testing

December 4, 2002
AssessmentGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Jacques Steinberg
New York Times

The Bush administration intends to require each of the 500,000 4-year-olds in the federal Head Start program to sit for a standardized examination measuring such information as how many letters and numbers they can recognize, and whether they know how to hold a book right side up. They will then take the same exam the following spring, to see how much progress they’ve made.