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...The exit exam was intended to focus on essential skills, not be a college entrance exam, said Mark Leal, assessment administrator for the state Department of Education. "These are the things we demand that all students know to get a high...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011302/sta_exitexams.shtml
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Proposed education standards increase rigor

...To find out more about the sessions or to sign up, see bit.ly/xZ6K4W.Monday's session was led by EED Assessment Administrator Janet Valentour.What the proposed standards will do is completely replace the current Grade Level Expectations...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-02-07/proposed-education-standards-increase-r
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Department will use a new English language learner assessment

...significant impact on the level of English language proficiency. For more information, contact Janet Valentour, assessment administrator, via e-mail at janet.valentour@alaska.gov.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012011/loc_772955007.shtml
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Fifth and seventh graders prepare for annual testing

...Loseby said the test is a "snapshot" of how a group students are performing right then. Cathy Anderegg, assessment administrator for the state, explained it a different way. "I can take the test and pass it, and take the test in three...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020207/loc_20070202025.shtml
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Educators ponder low math test scores: Is state test too hard?

...proposed changes, 64 percent would pass. "We're still testing the exact same items," said Cathy Anderegg, assessment administrator for the state department. "But it was weighted heavily toward an advanced scale. It was not fair to students...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061703/sta_testscores.shtml
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