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So Much More


Last updated 7/5/2019 at 5pm

There has been a trend in the past few decades to determine the quality of schools based solely on a few factors, primarily student performance on standardized tests. As has been discussed in previous editorials, grading schools primarily on these tests is flawed because the testing system itself is flawed. Standardized tests are given in some grades and just a handful of courses but not others, and student proficiency is given four times the weight as academic growth.

While growth and proficiency are important in all subjects at all grades, the success of students depends on so much more...

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