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Standardized Testing

However you feel about them, standardized tests are integral to public education. Discover ways to prepare for, cope with, detox from, and even be creative with high-stakes assessments.

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Leveling the Playing Field: How to Make Standardized Test Preparation Accessible to All Students

Test-prep instructor Andrea Alexander shares some tips to help students raise their scores.

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To better understand the debate about tying teacher effectiveness to student test performance, look at the VAMs system and how it is used.

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Teacher Evaluation: A Starting Point for Action

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Play as a Test Prep Tool

Use these games built around standardized tests to build engagement and fuel learning.

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Blogger Anne O’Brien describes new models for assessing schools that put less emphasis on the results of standardized tests.

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