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Is The Big Standardized Test A Big Standardized Flop?

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"Leading reformers acknowledge disillusionment with the "Big Standardized Test," yet we plod along, obeying a law that requires teachers to do what they know is wrong. "After 20 years, we know that teachers were actually correct, the tests do not help -- are  not measuring what it claims to measure.  Two years ago,this study  discussed the disconnect  in test scores & the  life outcomes they claimed to improve. cites another study that shows a disconnect between a students' test scores & their futures. In fact, the research shows that programs that improve "attainment" don't raise test scores, and programs that raise test scores don't affect "attainment." I f ed reform thought leaders learn one thing, let it be this– the next time you propose an Awesome idea for fixing schools , and professional educators tell you why your idea is not great, listen to them."

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