Are Tests Tools for Learning?

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“In the heated debates about testing, it’s easy to forget that tests are supposed to be tools for learning,” says Linda Stearn, managing editor of

Highlights from’s recent newsletter give tips on how both children and parents can prepare for tests administered in their schools. They make an honest attempt to demystify the different tests by giving a primer to explain their purpose and how to interpret the results. It’s a good read for any parent concerned about testing in our public schools.

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