How standardized tests can be made more meaningful

10/31/2010 | San Francisco Chronicle

Much-maligned standardized tests are still the best way to measure what students are learning in school, writes Miki Litmanovitz, a former Teach for America educator who taught middle-school math in San Jose, Calif. She argues, however, that standardized tests should be more rigorous and should encompass questions that measure the type of skills students need to pursue careers in the real world.

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