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Running head: HIGH STAKES TESTING 1 High Stakes Testing Stephanie Hughes Liberty University
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HIGH STAKES TESTING 2 High Stakes Testing High stakes testing originated from No Child Left Behind. High stakes testing focusses on achievement assessment for all students. Some examples of high stakes testing are driver’s license, drug test for employment, Virginia Standards of Learning to graduate, and a college entrance test. There are different benefits for high stakes testing, but there are also different disadvantages to high stakes testing. High stakes testing (HST) allows for decisions to be made of “prominent educational, financial, or social impact” (Kubiszyn & Borich, 2016). The use of HST allows for states to focus on what schools and economic areas students need funding in. In correlation with No Child Left Behind (NCLB), states can use the assessments of HST to determine areas of the state that need more attention and funding for students to prosper. Educators are given the job to make each student achieve their highest potential. Madaus and Russell (2010) said it best; Today,
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