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ERIC Number: EJ1104410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Relying on High-Stakes Standardized Tests to Evaluate Schools and Teachers: A Bad Idea
Morgan, Hani
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v89 n2 p67-72 2016
In the twenty-first century, the use of standardized tests as the primary means to evaluate schools and teachers in the United States has contributed to severe dilemmas, including misleading information on what students know, lower-level instruction, cheating, less collaboration, unfair treatment of teachers, and biased teaching. This article provides reasons for the increased use in high-stakes testing and detail on the problems it causes. Also included are possible solutions to alleviate the concerns associated with high-stakes testing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Finland; Georgia; Japan; Singapore; Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Stanford Achievement Tests; Texas Assessment of Academic Skills