MEDIATION. Standardized Testing. TJ Squillo. “No Child Left Behind” Act Public Schools in all states began testing. (Grades 3-8) Regulation over federal and local tax dollars. Issue. Evaluating and comparing students and schools. Helps place students in higher learning.
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Need a better way to evaluate schools.
Multiple choice tests do not assess a student accurately.
Techniques for evaluation:
These techniques combined with the standardized test can give a more accurate evaluation.
Support schools who struggle.
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