Relying on High-Stakes Standardized Tests to Evaluate Schools and Teachers: A Bad Idea

@article{Morgan2016RelyingOH,
  title={Relying on High-Stakes Standardized Tests to Evaluate Schools and Teachers: A Bad Idea},
  author={Hani Morgan},
  journal={The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas},
  year={2016},
  volume={89},
  pages={67 - 72}
}
  • H. Morgan
  • Published 3 March 2016
  • Education
  • The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas
ABSTRACT In the twenty-first century, the use of standardized tests as the primary means to evaluate schools and teachers in the United States has contributed to severe dilemmas, including misleading information on what students know, lower-level instruction, cheating, less collaboration, unfair treatment of teachers, and biased teaching. This article provides reasons for the increased use in high-stakes testing and detail on the problems it causes. Also included are possible solutions to… 

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