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School districts Local education in America is organized by school districts. The senior education executive is called the Superintendent, and is accountable to the local School Board. The School Board consists of elected members of that community. Principals of individual schools report to the District Superintendent.
Supplementary books and software help school students with particular needs. These may include those who are below grade level in a particular subject, or for whom English is a second language. They can also add additional resources to core textbooks.
Summative testing Tests and exams given to students at the end of the school year are known as summative testing. In other words, testing what a child has learnt rather than testing in order to teach. Performance is measured against progress to the state standards of competency.
Standards movement The standards movement in education is concerned with getting students to a specified level at a particular age or stage. It aims to ensure, for example, that that all nine-year olds have learned how to read at third grade level.
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