Standardized testing that has appeared in support of the effort at mass education in the mid 1800s continues to dominate the US educational system, causing some to describe Americans as a nation of “standardized-testing junkies” (Sacks, 2000). Indeed, large-scale testing has enabled the creation of more or less objective criteria for performance assessment nation-wide. On the other hand, it is this ‘more or less’ that arouses a storm of criticism from opponents of testing. One of the problems associated with…...
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