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ERIC Number: EJ613879
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Burnt at the High Stakes.
Kohn, Alfie
Journal of Teacher Education, v51 n4 p315-27 Sep-Oct 2000
High-stakes testing creates a system that is unfair and destructive to learning. This paper critiques several common defenses of high-stakes testing, including claims that this strategy is necessary for addressing educational inequalities. The paper argues that an emphasis on tougher standards, accountability, and standardized testing is uniquely harmful to low-income and minority students. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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