In this episode, I offer my take on the challenge of high-stakes testing. At its core, I suggest that high-stakes testing in its current form brings to light a core tension in American public education, two competing values: exceptionalism and equity. Unless that tension gets addressed, the result will be a lot of continued heartache.
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