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What if we gave a test and everyone passed? That should be the goal! If that happened, however, instead of celebrating that success, policymakers likely would have the test-makers create harder tests. The reason is clear: standardized tests primarily are for controlling education, not educating students.Standardized tests measure student performance, identify “failing” schools and help evaluate teachers, all with the goal of increasing student achievement.

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