For parents and educators who want to see how their students' scores on state standardized tests compare to the scores of their peers, help may soon be on the way in the form of a web site run by the San Francisco-based, nonprofit

GreatSchools recently announced a new feature on its site that allows California parents to compare their children's 2000 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) scores with the scores of their classmates. The organization's president, Bill Jackson, said he hopes eventually to expand the feature's scope to all 50 states.


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