High-Stakes Misfits

January 2011
Principal;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 90 Issue 3, p42
The article presents information on the use of end-of-grade (EOG) educational assessments in North Carolina. The author discusses the creation of the EOG system as a measure of school success after the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act and addresses the role of the EOG assessments in producing test anxiety in students. He suggests that because EOG tests are administered at the end of each academic year, they provide information that, in his opinion, is useless and outdated.


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