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    TESTING, TESTING High stakes testing may not help learning and may actually be counter-productive, reports the NYT today. A large study found that even while scores on the high-stakes tests were rising, scores on other nationally normed tests were falling. One possible explanation is that the teachers were “teaching the test” and ignoring other aspects of education. The study was commissioned by teacher’s unions so may be suspect.

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