Achieve Policy Brief: Testing: Setting the Record Straight

Tuesday, August 1, 2000Printer-friendly version

The real problem in American education, of course, is the fact that too many students suffer from low expectations and their performance is not at the level it needs to be. The reforms that most states are putting in place are designed to respond to this problem by raising the standards for what children should learn and holding schools accountable for helping students reach those standards. Tests are vital components in such reforms. This policy brief provides more insight.