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Mora, Richard – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2011
Existing evidence suggests that high stakes exams result in little increased learning among students. Yet, given the federal mandates for greater accountability, such as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation and Race to the Top policies, and the "pervasive testing culture," the use of high-stakes tests is presently an accepted…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Test Preparation