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The push for standards-based education has been an attempt to measure and prove both student and school improvement. Standards create a system to hold schools accountable for whether or not students are meeting set expectations. Although standards are widely used by schools, educators debate whether these benchmarks reflect students’ learning and what “achievement” means for an individual or a school.

Assessments are one way to raise expectations, as well as to assure that all students are held to the same standards. Standards assume that education can bridge the gap between students at various achievement levels, and place all students on equal footing as they prepare for life after school.

Educators who disagree with standards-based assessments... (more)


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