An Inconvenient Testing Truth

| November 28, 2017

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Oh those halcyon days of 2010. The nation's economy was beginning to rise out of the Great Recession, Kesha's "Tik Tok" stood atop the Billboard charts and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan promised a new generation of standardized tests that would revolutionize the way we assess children's academic performance.

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