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The Politics and Practice of Student Assessment

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  • Solution or Fad? Testing should be used not for punitive purposes but rather to determine what a child knows and whether he or she needs help or new academic challenges, argues Peter D. Rosenstein.
  • Classroom Contradictions To implement meaningful testing alternatives, writes Sheryl Boris-Schacter, educators must do a better job of articulating their own understanding of the values and purposes of assessment.

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