Standardized Tests School officials in New York have begun implementing high academic standards for students, and will now be administering a test that all students will need to pass in order to graduate. The state commissioner of education says it's the only way to eliminate mediocrity and to hold schools responsible for quality education. This is all part of an ambitious 4-year plan created by the state to investigate the merits of standardized tests and testing in monitoring their students. This step comes the closest to the kinds of national standardized testing that educators and school reform experts say that they want, as a measure of how well students are learning and retaining material.
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Standardized Tests

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Standardized Tests

Standardized Tests

Standardized Tests

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School officials in New York have begun implementing high academic standards for students, and will now be administering a test that all students will need to pass in order to graduate. The state commissioner of education says it's the only way to eliminate mediocrity and to hold schools responsible for quality education. This is all part of an ambitious 4-year plan created by the state to investigate the merits of standardized tests and testing in monitoring their students. This step comes the closest to the kinds of national standardized testing that educators and school reform experts say that they want, as a measure of how well students are learning and retaining material.