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    How can teachers use high-stakes testing to improve instruction?

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    Some states are better with aligning their curriculum with the state standards and standardized tests than others. For example, North Carolina distributes a pacing guide to teachers. When done right, students are prepared sequentially in the scope of what they need at grade level. If teachers are on task and students do what is required, they should master the content and do well on the test. Theoretically, if all teachers follow the plan, a student should be able to move from one community to another, be able to fit in at the new school and still be on schedule for the year-end test. The problem comes when there might be a lesson or piece that the teacher actually has not mastered and delivery is weak, school is canceled, the student is absent or moves on and does not get ...

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