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This paper discusses the pros and cons of standardized testing to measure student performance and program efficacy. The paper argues that new tests serve valid educational and policy purposes.
From the Paper:"Even before President Bush's No Child Left Behind policy, increasing accountability for student performance and thereby teacher and school program performance, swept American schools. High-stakes standardized testing has become a major issue in the educational arena partly because of demands for improved student achievement and learning outcomes and partly in order to determine whether or not school programs are succeeding. At schools across the country the new tests are being employed in an effort to capture measures of student achievement and school efficacy. There are benefits..."
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Standardized Testing (2004, December 01) Retrieved April 14, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/essay/standardized-testing-72145/
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