ERIC Number: EJ635816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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When the Stakes Are High.
Northwest Education, v7 n1 p30-35 Fall 2001
Although high academic standards are widely accepted in concept, there is little consensus on the practical matter of testing. Examples from Northwestern states illustrate critical questions related to narrowing of curriculum and overemphasis on test preparation, the validity of standardized tests, effects on minority students and those with disabilities, and teacher dissatisfaction. (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Educational Attitudes, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, High Stakes Tests, Limited English Speaking, Resistance to Change, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Test Validity
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