Emphasis on testing, accountability has a price

12/22/2003 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

The new focus on testing and accountability is forcing even high-performing schools to sacrifice instructional time in subjects such as history and science to bolster students' reading and math skills. Researcher Monty Neill worries that schools' standardized curricula are creating a generation of students who are competent test-takers, but not much else.

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