programs, thus eliminating some local testing. For another, the benefits to the individual student are expected to compensate for the disadvantage of taking another test. This was the case in New Jersey and Florida, and we can expect our students to react similarly. In any event, frequent testing is an accepted and integral part of our educational system.
We believe that the program outlined in these recommendations is the most effective way of dealing with basic skills deficiencies among college students. Though we recognize the rights of institutions and governing boards to develop curricula and instructional policies, the critical need to identify and instruct these students is so great that it demands a statewide solution. We cannot afford another generation of failure.
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