[caption id="attachment_111150" align="alignleft" width="150"] No Child Left Behind made standardized testing the cornerstone of national education policy—but it offered little direction on test security.[/caption]

The federal government has no standards to protect the integrity of the achievement tests it requires in tens of thousands of public schools, and test security among the states is so inconsistent that Americans can't be sure those all-important test scores are legitimate, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The newspaper surveyed the 50 state education departments and found that many states do not use basic test security measures...

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