With the accountability requirements of the new education law signed by President Bush last month (story, Page One), schools will be looking for ways to prepare their students for high-stakes tests. They might want to follow the example of Hooks Independent School District, which raised test scores by 10 percentage points within a year using software from Curriculum Advantage.

Located in rural Texas, Hooks ISD is considered a low-wealth district, with 60 percent of its 1,050 students qualifying for the federal lunch program. One of the district's goals was to level the educational playing field


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