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108 STAT. 3910 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994

    • (ii) encompass new initiatives such as initiatives

under the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994, and be coordinated with evaluations of such Acts; "(iii) include a comprehensive review of the programs developed under the Acts described in clauses (i) and (ii) to determine such programs* overall effect on— "(I) the readiness of children for schooling; "(II) the improvement in educational attainment of students in elementary and secondary education; and "(III) the improvement in skills needed by students to obtain emplo3ment or pursue further education upon completion of secondary school or further education; "(iv) include a comprehensive review of the programs under the Acts described in clauses (i) and (ii) to determine such programs* overall effect— "(I) on school reform efforts undertaken by States; "(II) on efforts by States to adopt educational standards to improve schooling for all children, to align their curricula, teacher training, and assessments with such standards, and to bring flexibility to the rules governing how education is to be provided; and "(III) on student populations that have been the traditional beneficiaries of Federal assistance in order to determine whether such population*s educational attainment has been improved as a result of such programs; "(v) evaluate how the National Assessment Governing Board, the Advisory Council on Education Statistics, the National Education Goals Panel, and the National Education Statistics and Improvement Council (and any other Federal board established to analyze, address, or approve education standards and assessments) coordinate, interact, or duplicate efforts to assist the States in reforming the educational systems of States; and "(vi) include a review of the programs under the Acts described in clauses (i) and (ii) in such detail as the Secretary deems appropriate, and may involve cooperation with other Federal departments and agencies in order to incorporate evaluations and recommendations of such departments and agencies; and "(C) a study of the waivers granted under section 14401, which study shall include— "(i) data on the total number of waiver requests that were granted and the total number of such requests that were denied, disaggregated by the statutory or regulatory requirement for which the waivers were requested; and "(ii) an analysis of the effect of waivers on categorical program requirements and other flexibility provisions in this Act, the School-to-Work Opportunities