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    What is your opinion of high-stakes assessments such as standardized state assessments? Do they help to improve learning?

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    There are many benefits associated with standardized tests associated with learning and teaching. Since standardized tests often provide useful information in terms of assessing an individual student's abilities in order to differentiate teaching or implement re-teaching, learning can occur in terms of skills emphasis. Testing is helpful for data collection because it lists students' strengths and weaknesses, instructional areas of strengths/weaknesses, and offers other valuable data. They offer some instructional and placement benefits, especially in terms of remediation or ...

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    The effectiveness of standardized state assessments is debated.