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Uniform or common assessment for statewide curriculum

What are the pros and cons of using uniform assessment across a district or state?

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The pros of using a uniform assessment for a statewide curriculum are that each student is evaluated using the same instrument or instruments. You would not need to compare scores from different types of tests. Also, the end of year testing would most likely be based on a state wide core curriculum. For instance all 11th grade students taking English would learn and be graded on the same materials in the core curriculum. That advantage of this is now that all schools, teachers, and students are learning and teaching the same things it would be easier to compare school to school or district to district. the cons of using a uniform assessment s first of all not all learners are ...

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The pros and cons of uniform assessments used in a statewide curriculum.