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A new study found that student achievement in mathematics and reading has risen on state tests. The study was conducted by the Center for Education Policy. It found that a majority of states achieved “moderate to large” gains. Expert opinions differ regarding the federal No Child Left Behind Act’s role in these improvements. However, Ross Weiner of the Washington-based Education Trust, sums up the general sentiment: “[i]mprovements have ‘been brought about by the standards and accountability movement.’”