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Test anxiety...Leg. reaction to basic skill results

Mar 20, 1997 —
Topics: Education
Martin Kaste

Minnesota eighth graders' mediocre performance on the state-wide math and reading tests caught people's attention at the state capitol yesterday (Wed). Lawmakers expressed disappointment in the scores, but they're already hard at work writing laws to require MORE state-wide standardized tests. Minnesota Public Radio's Martin Kaste reports: --------------------------------------------------------- | D-CART ITEM: 2594 | TIME: 2:41 | OUTCUE: "...soc --------------------------------------------------------- The news media's side-by-side comparisons of school districts based on their performance on the grad rule tests is making some people at the state capitol squirm. It was the Legislature that originally mandated the state-wide tests... but now some DFLers wonder whether they've delivered ammunition to Governor Carlson for his attacks on teachers unions and the job they've don