Standardized Testing: U.S. Policy
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The paper examines "A Nation at Risk" that was a report commissioned by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 to determine the state of the American public school system. The paper relates that after extensive investigation, the report determined that "the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people" ("Nation", 1983, sec. 1). The paper looks at how the report further progresses to state that the most horrific issue with the public education system was that 40% of the minority and low income students who graduated from the public school system were "functionally illiterate" and could not function using "basic critical thinking skills" ("Nation", 1983, sec. 2).
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