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Test Prep Hullabaloo — Maybe Short Term Gain, For Sure Long Term Loss


Unfortunately, it’s that time of the year for most of us — standardized testing time. This article from San Diego describes some of the hullabaloo schools organize, including rallies, incentives, heavy-duty test prep.

Too bad more people haven’t read what I called the most important research study of 2012. It documents that yes, these kinds of strategies might result in short-term gain. However, they most certainly will also result in long-term loss.

Here’s a quote from that post:

You might also be interested in my piece, Ethical and Effective Test Prep, which is an excerpt from my new book.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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