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Governor Gray Davis and Los Angeles School officials are crowing about the latest results from the Stanford 9 Achievement Tests. For the fourth year in a row, LA Unified elementary schools have raised their scores on the SAT-9. While outside experts agree that the improvements in elementary schools are -remarkable,- everyone also agrees that test results aren-t the only measure of education. We join school board member Genethia Hayes, an educational testing researcher, and a teacher who opposes standardized testing for a look at the scores, what they mean, and a preview of what-s going to happen next year when the Stanford 9 is replaced by tougher examinations.
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    Europe-s worst flooding in centuries has caused economic devastation, homelessness and the loss of many lives. It also threatens some of the continent-s most important art and architecture. The Getty Conservation Institute, under the Getty Trust, helps preserve art treasures around the world. Director Tim Whalen has more on the GCI-s preparations and priorities in helping salvage the precious medieval buildings and their contents.

Stanford 9 Achievement Test

California Academic Performance Index

California Board of Education

California Department of Education

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting

California Coalition for Authentic Reform in Education

National Center for Fair and Open Testing

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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