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What Social Studies Teachers Think and Do

State testing and social studies

We reported earlier this month that states are beginning to add accountability measures for subjects other than just the federally-required testing in math and reading. Colorado and Oklahoma, for example, plan to add social studies to their assessments. Last week, Maryland joined the group when Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law a bill that will require high school seniors–beginning with the class of 2017–to pass a test in government to graduate from high school.


Americans failing Citizenship test again

A new study by the Center for the Study of the American Dream at Xavier University confirms what we already know: Americans perform poorly on the Citizenship test.