Standards for National Testing and Exams

The National Council on Education Standards and Testing held its first meeting in Washington to discuss proposals for national mathematics… read more

The National Council on Education Standards and Testing held its first meeting in Washington to discuss proposals for national mathematics skills assessment testing for the nation’s schoolchildren. National testing would provide a means of determining an individual school’s weaknesses in particular areas of learning and would allow comparisons of school performances which parents may peruse when determining their child’s choice of schools under the new parental school choice initiative. National skills assessment testing is part of President Bush’s America 2000 education initiatives, and is also part of the six goals set forth by the National Education Goals Panel in seeking to improve American education. The National Council on Education Standards, like the National Education Goals Panel, is made up of business people, teachers, administrators, and government figures seeking to determine the efficacy of education initiatives for the U.S. The National Council on Education Standards will prepare a report on its recommendations concerning testing for dispersal to Congress, the President, and the National Education Goals Panel. close

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Standards for National Testing and Exams

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Program ID:
19478-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Hearing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 19, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 22, 1991

Airing Details

  • Jul 19, 1991 | 9:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 22, 1991 | 12:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 22, 1991 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 22, 1991 | 1:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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