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Educational Horizons, v82 n2 p143-152 Win 2004

Standardized tests are an essential part of the school equation today. Properly used, tests can measure improvement over time, inform the public, and tell us what portions of our population may not be receiving a good education. What we must not permit is the abuse of test results in high-stakes, standards-based accountability programs. Certainly we should not allow test scores to punish those who were denied equal or adequate resources in the first place. (Contains 16 notes.)

Descriptors: Test Results, Standardized Tests, Accountability, High Stakes Tests, Federal Legislation, Scores, Academic Standards, Educational Legislation, Social Influences

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Author: Mathis, William J.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5553&id=EJ684639







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