What´s Standardized Testing Effective?

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“You can't manage what you don't measure." This adage about management is unerring-- If you do not measure something, then how do you expect to know if you are improving. This adage applies to standardize testing-- if educators do not measure a student’s academic improvement, then that student cannot improve. Currently, the world is facing a growing reliance on standardized testing, creating the debate over whether standardized testing is effective or not. The controversy over the effectiveness has increased with strong points on both sides of the spectrum. However, standardized testing ultimately aids student education because it provides an accurate assessment of areas that students need to improve, allows students to focus on the important

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