0100: How to Evaluate Standardized Testing
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What has testing done? Has it increased the consciousness of the masses? Has it increased the functional literacy of the people? Has it reduced the overwhelming poverty in our nation? Are more people entering college or the workforce prepared for global participation? Are there fewer minorities in special education? Are fewer minorities entering the prison system? Are teachers better teachers? Are jobs more secure? Is upward social mobility more plausible? Are there more jobs available?
The answer should be yes. Quality education is not a standardized test.