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ERIC Number: EJ771334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Real Improvement for Real Students: Test Smarter, Serve Better
Sternberg, Betty J.
Harvard Educational Review, v76 n4 p557-563 Win 2006
In this essay, Betty J. Sternberg argues that the increased money and time spent on meeting the summative testing requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) adds little to the existing "gold standard" testing conducted by the State of Connecticut. Sternberg highlights the challenges faced by one state in meeting the requirements of NCLB: She identifies the diversion of multiple resources, the limited usefulness of summative testing, and the inability of testing companies to meet increased demands as impediments to improving student achievement. Using Connecticut's program-focused accountability model, Sternberg posits that the right combination of formative testing in conjunction with summative testing and supplementary programming ensures the academic success of all students. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001