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High-stakes testing harms students, schools, report says (access required)

An Arizona State University educational policy think-tank says that high-stakes testing and evaluation systems for schools may actually undermine their goal of reforming public education. Instead of promoting comprehensive and effective school reform, the author of a new report on the effects of such systems says there are unintended consequences. “The stress on rewards and punishments based ...

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