3 Reasons Why High-Stakes Testing Matters By Peter DeWitt

3 Reasons Why High-Stakes Testing Matters

Whether we like it or not, high-stakes testing matters. As some students and their parents choose to opt out, others want their children to take the test. It means something to them. Grades matter. After all, we can tell a lot about a student who gets high grades. We know who those students are, and we love to put their names on the Top 10 list of their high school class.

Those students who do well on tests should not be chastised. They are high achieving and will go places in life...at least that is what most people think when they see the names of the students who do well on high-stakes testing. After all, a test ... especially one that is high stakes is like a crystal ball that shows us who will do well in life, right?

We can also gain a better understanding of those students who do not do as well on tests...

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