STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS
Standards and Assessments are the two greatest drivers of education reform. Statewide student standards are being established across the country as states set benchmarks for what students need to know and be able to do at each grade level. After academic standards are established, state policymakers turn their attention to creating statewide assessments. Though virtually all 50 states have adopted their own state standards, all 50 states are in different places in implementiion.