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Standardized tests do not account for individual differences

July 17, 2013
By Robert L. Arnold , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Standardized tests measure pre-determined learning outcomes using the same test for all learners at the same age and grade levels, in spite of the fact that we all know no two people are alike in their patterns of growth or in their experiences. Scores on these tests have high-stakes consequences that can increase the budget for those learners designated below grade level and determine the successes or failures of students, teachers and schools.



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