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Tests planned for some in Head Start

July 2, 2003
Bruce Alpert
The Times-Picayune

Administrators wary of effect on other goals

The Bush administration plans to start testing a half million 4-year-olds enrolled in federally financed Head Start programs next fall to determine how prepared the children are to enter kindergarten. The students won’t be asked to bring No. 2 pencils, but at the beginning of the school year and again at the end, they will be taken to a quiet room for a 20-minute “assessment.”