An article in the June 13, 2007, issue about changes to testing in Nebraska omitted some information about the status of the School-based Teacher-led Assessment and Reporting System, the state’s system of district-level exams. It referred to a state legislative audit report that cited the system’s “nonapproved” status with the U.S. Department of Education. The report did not include a letter noting that the status had been changed to “approval pending,” its current status. The department had changed its previous position that Nebraska would not be able to determine by the end of the 2006-07 school year whether each district’s assessment would meet the No Child Left Behind Act’s requirements.
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