An Analysis of Some Unintended and Negative Consequences of High-Stakes Testing

Institution: Arizona State University

This study examined the unintended consequences of high-stakes tests in 16 states that have implemented high-stakes graduation exams. In those states the authors found increased dropout rates, decreased graduation rates, and higher rates of younger people taking the GED equivalency exams. Report and appendix total 138 pages in two sections.

Research Brief
Executive Summary
Press Release
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