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The project currently focuses on four subject areas: English/language arts, mathematics, science, and applied learning. The New Standards Reference Examinations are based on content standards developed by professional and educational organizations and include the science benchmarks developed by the American Association for Advancement of Science Project 2061 and the National Research Council as well as the mathematics content standards developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

For instance, in January 1998, the results of the TIMSS was a major news story. S. students are far behind comparable student populations in most of the nations participating in this test. Note, again, that this is a general result that tells us nothing about the individual performance of Joe Anybody in Streetsmart, Tennessee. < previous page page_34 next page > < previous page page_35 next page > Page 35 The Voluntary National Test Program President Clinton's Voluntary National Test Program continues to draw both intense support and opposition in the Congress and among citizens at large.

Description: The CTP III is a norm-referenced test aimed at the independent and suburban school market. , students below grade 4 mark their answers right in the test booklet rather than on separate scoring sheets); and the ability to create standard score reports normed for students who take the test under non-standard conditions because of physical limitations. The CTP III emphasizes questions that "tap higher-order thinking skills" and process-related questions, in addition to traditional content-related questions.

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