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Higher expectations, new strategies can boost test rigor

A 2013 report from the National Center on Education and the Economy called for an increase in rigor if students are to be prepared for entry into community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, or the workplace. Many states have taken this advice to heart and are acknowledging the importance of more difficult coursework and higher expectations. In fact, some are requiring that students take more rigorous courses to earn state scholarships to college.

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