How Do Children In Your State Test?

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Federal law demands testing for reading and math, but lets states make the tests. Critics say this leads to grade inflation. One way of determining the rigor of state exams is to compare them to standardized tests given nationally.

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Note: Reading is tested in the fourth grade and math is tested in the eighth grade.
TIME graphic by Feilding Cage
Jackson Dykman contributed reporting for this graphic
SOURCES:The Education Trust, Colorado Department of Education