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ERIC Number: EJ1072577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
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?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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