Learning No Longer Matters
Standardized testing and the creation of inequality
Delta Kappan (2002)
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This article considers the inequities that are
created by standardized tests. It describes the story of Railside an
urban low-income high school in which the students made incredible achievements,
only to be labeled under performing by the state of California.
It is argued that the standardized test upon which this judgment was based,
and similar tests used throughout the country, stack the deck against language
learners, and students from minority ethnic and cultural groups and low-income
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