High-Stakes Testing and U.S.-Mexican Youth in Texas: The Case for Multiple Compensatory Criteria in Assessment

Author: Angela Valenzuela
Institution: University of Texas at Austin
Source: Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy

With the recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that calls for testing at virtually every grade level, a growing debate is taking place regarding the utility of mass, but especially high-stakes, testing whereby schools are held accountable for increased student achievement.