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Microsoft joins project to assess learning skills

January 13, 2009View for printing

Microsoft Corp. said Tuesday it would team up with tech giants Intel and Cisco to support work designed to modernize ways to assess learning skills worldwide.

The announcement, made at a forum of educators in London, adds to a host of educational initiatives being sponsored by Microsoft.

A white paper drafted with the project says that current assessment tools are badly in need of an overhaul -- and therefore stymieing efforts at education reform.

By JOSEPH TARTAKOFF P-I REPORTER

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