ERIC Number: EJ434431
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Will National Tests Improve Student Learning?
Shepard, Lorrie A.
Phi Delta Kappan, v73 n3 p232-38 Nov 1991
Summarizes the negative effects of high-stakes standardized testing, presents the national testing vision outlined by the National Education Goals Panel, and identifies curricular and technical problems needing resolution before the NEGP's vision can be realized. Negative effects include politically inflated scores, narrowed curricula, and reliance on outmoded drill-and-practice instruction. (36 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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