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Testing
OVERVIEW
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Testing: What Parents Need to Know
      And No, There Won't Be a Test Over This Material -- But You Should Still Study It, For Your Child's Benefit
ASSESSMENTS VS. TESTS
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Government-Required Testing
      What Used to Be the Educators' Prerogative Is Now a Mandate
STANDARDIZED
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How the Tests Drive the Curriculum
      Standardized Tests "Back-Door" a Standardized Curriculum, But That May Not Be All Bad
TEACHER CREATED
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Authentic Assessment: Portfolios, Etc.
      Fun! Fun! Fun! But Are They a Valid Accountability Tool or Useful to Parents?
TEST SCORES
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Understanding Test Scores
      'Testing As a Second Language' Skills
ACT / SAT ETC.
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The SAT and the ACT
      Getting Knowledge About How Your Child Will Do in College
NAEP / GLOBAL
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NAEP: The National Assessment of Educational Progress
      How to Keep It a Useful Tool
How Do Our Test Scores Stack Up Internationally?
      Not Great, But You've Got to Know the Context, and Then They're Not So Bad
EXIT EXAMS
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High-School Exit Exams: Worth the Fuss?
      Or Should We Punt This Political Football?
CONTROVERSIES
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Are Public Officials Explaining Test Scores Adequately?
      If Not, They're In For a Public Relations Nightmare
THE FUTURE
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Should States Just Opt Out of 'No Child Left Behind'?
      Arizona Considers One Way to Get Out From Under These Tests
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