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Document Number: 4252

Testing High Stakes Tests: Can We Believe the Results of Accountability Tests? - According to this report, high-stakes tests can accurately reflect student achievement and are not distorted by "teaching to the test" or other forms of manipulation. This study, however, also finds high-stakes tests are less effective in measuring a school's impact on student performance from year to year. (Jay P. Greene, Marcus A. Winters and Greg Forster, The Manhattan Institute, February 2003) ...

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