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Gimme Data

Are state tests accurately gauging yearly progress in schools? In this Boston Globe article, David Denison describes some Massachusetts school officials' concern that yearly progress tests are not, in fact, reflective of progress over time. Instead, they worry students are judged not on how much they improve, but on whether or not they reach an often unrealistic achievement level. Despite all the fuss about too much testing, some educators believe that additional testing could lead to added value.

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