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Document Number: 1702

The Sting of High-Stakes Testing and Accountability MS Word - The author compares the history of minimum-competency testing with the current wave of high-stakes assessment and accountability and speculates whether high stakes will lead to school finance suits based on the inadequacy of the education provided. "The high-stakes 'bee' released from the hive by the current group of policymakers could just circle back and sting them with consequences much bigger than anyone could imagine," he writes. (Reprinted with permission from Phi Delta Kappan, May 2000)...
Author: Chris Pipho (SFW)
Publication: Stateline
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa


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