Panel to Spur International Benchmarks
Public-, Private-sector Leaders Push State Academic Yardsticks
A new advisory group packed with high-powered technology executives, governors, education policymakers, and think tank researchers is aiming to help jump-start the movement by states to measure their academic standards against those of other countries.
The 22-member group is on a fast track to produce a report in November that will make the case to policymakers for international benchmarking, and to offer steps for carrying out such an initiative.
The group is a joint effort by the National Governors Association, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Achieve Inc., a nonprofit organization based in Washington that promotes higher academic standards and better preparation of students for college...
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