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Graduation Tests Will Harm Students. by Judith A. Browne-Dianis

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Graduation tests will harm students

By Judith A. Browne-Dianis

March 25, 2008

What's Wrong with Graduation and Promotion Tests

"High-stakes" tests are exams used to make important decisions about students, such as graduation or grade promotion. Decades of research shows the key reasons why test scores should never be the determining factor in making major decisions about students:

The Dangerous Consequences of High-Stakes Standardized Testing

Tests are called "high-stakes" when they used to make major decisions about a student, such as high school graduation or grade promotion. To be high stakes, a test has to be very important in the decision process or be able to override other information (for example, a student does not graduate if s/he does not pass the test regardless of how well s/he did in school). Currently, 17 states require students to pass a test to graduate, and 7 more are planning such tests.

Exposing the Myths of High Stakes Testing

by Angela Engel

Chicago: Los Ex nes ITBS y TAP

Chicago: The ITBS and TAP Tests

The ITBS and TAP Tests

What every CPS Parent needs to know

  • Parents, do you believe that either the Iowa (ITBS) or the high school TAP tests alone accurately measure your child's abilities?
  • Do you believe that, if your child works hard enough, he or she should be able to "pass" the ITBS or TAP?

Wisconsin: Standards and Assessments Q & A

Advocates for Education of Whitefish Bay, Inc.

 

Standards and Assessments Q & A

 

Organizations and Experts Opposed to High Stakes Testing

Test Company Statements against High Stakes:

Harcourt Brace on the Stanford 9: about Using their Test to Make Grade Promotion Decisions

"Promotion and Retention of Students"

Authentic Assessment and Accountability

Assessment

Determining how, what and how well a student is learning is an essential part of teaching. While assessment too often is reduced to standardized testing, teachers and researchers have created a wide range of powerful assessment tools and practices that are being used in schools across the nation.

FairTest has produced numerous publications about authentic performance assessment, including:

The Case Against High Stakes Testing

The Case Against High Stakes Testing (Updated January 2017)

These materials make the case against relying on test scores to make important educational decisions about students or schools - what is called “high-stakes testing.” Common examples include making a child repeat a grade or withholding a student’s high-school diploma solely based on their score on a test, or relying on test scores to decide whether a teacher or school should be sanctioned or rewarded.

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