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Improve curriculum, teaching; don't dumb down tests

The Iowa Department of Education, using renormed test data (meaning they have been dumbed down yet again by the Iowa Testing Program), is claiming about 75 percent of Iowa third graders are proficient readers. According to NAEP reports (much harder for Iowa educators to control) for the same year, 27 percent of Iowa fourth graders are achieving at grade level.

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