The High Stakes of High-Stakes Testing
The question for policymakers is not whether to use high-stakes testing—the trend toward increased reliance on such testing will not and should not disappear any time soon. Rather, the question is how best to use high-stakes testing.
This policy brief addresses both the benefits of and concerns raised by use of high-stakes testing. It offers specific recommendations for policymakers seeking to incorporate these tests in state accountability systems.
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