NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ1072577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
High-Stakes Testing Hasn't Brought Education Gains
Dianis, Judith Browne; Jackson, John H.; Noguera, Pedro
Phi Delta Kappan, v97 n1 p35-37 Sep 2015
The only thing that more testing will tell us is what we already know: The schools that disadvantaged children attend are not being given the supports necessary to produce achievement gains. Students cannot be tested out of poverty, and while NCLB did take us a step forward by requiring schools to produce evidence that students were learning, it took us several steps backward when that evidence was reduced to how well a student performed on a standardized test. Why not give parents the right to opt out of tests when they realize states have not done the work of guaranteeing their children are being adequately prepared?
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail: journals@sagepub.com; Web site: http://sagepub.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A