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Education / Kindergarten Testing #320881

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 25, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Bill Whitaker) Georgia kindergarteners shown taking standardized test to determine if ready to enter first grade; details given. [PARENT - says testing in kindergarten too much pressure.] Tests described. State legislature noted attempting to improve Georgia education ratings. [Georgia Representative William MANGUM - comments on test.] Critics quoted. [Educ. specialist Marilyn GOOTMAN - says kindergarteners not ready for paper and pencil testing.] [Educ. specialist Sue BREDEKAMP - comments on situation.] [CHILD - says test was easy.] [Teacher Kay LaGRONE - says parents more stressed than children.] Specialists quoted with regard to testing trends.

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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