Schools Aim to Improve Test Scores The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to raise their test scores or risk losing federal funds. So, does teaching to the test work? We look at how schools improve their performances.
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Schools Aim to Improve Test Scores

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The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to raise their test scores or risk losing federal funds. So, does teaching to the test work? We look at how schools improve their performances.

Guests:

Claudio Sanchez, NPR's education correspondent

Judith Langer, author of Getting to Excellent: How to Create Better Schools. Professor of education at University at Albany, State University of New York

Diane Campbell, director of research and accountability for Rockingham County Schools in North Carolina