School Tests: Help or Hurting Our Students?

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According to a recent study published by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the test scores of 17 year old’s have not increased since the 1970′s

The bad news: the scores for 17-year-olds are unchanged in the same periods. Those were the findings, released on Tuesday, of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a federal test considered to be the best measure of long-term trends in math and reading abilities. Among the other findings: black and Hispanic students at all levels scored much higher than they did three decades ago, but most of the gains were made in the 1970s and 1980s, and have stagnated in recent years.


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