Test Results Untrustworthy

Institution: Arizona State University and The University of Texas-San Antonio

Source: Tucson Citizen

Sharon Nichols and EPRU Fellow David Berliner discuss the findings of their new report, The Inevitable Corruption of Indicators and Educators Through High-Stakes Testing. They note that the pressure of high-stakes tests is forcing school districts and state Departments of Education to take inappropriate and at times unsavory actions to avoid being labeled as failing for not meeting certain benchmarks.