A story in the June 15, 2009, issue of Education Week said the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English published voluntary standards in language arts in 1994. That document, "Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing," contained standards for assessment. The two organizations published a separate set of voluntary standards for academic content, titled "Standards for the English Language Arts," in 1996.
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