Pupils Lose Their Grip on Education if Schools Hold Too Tightly to Tests

Author: Douglas D. Noble
Source: Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY)

Research documents that the inflexible use of high-stakes tests is causing more harm than good. Texas is a prime example. Consequences of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) include increased drop-out rates, watered down curricula, and unimpressive scores on the national SAT and NAEP tests.