Standardized Testing In Schools

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Standardized testing in schools for academic progress and intelligence are not the same, although they use similar questions and methodologies. Academic progress tests such as the Iowa Basic Skills Test give schools an idea of how their students perform on a national level in core areas and how well the school has taught certain subjects. While intelligence tests are often used for gifted and talented programs, academic progress tests usually identify poor performance among students and the effectiveness of teaching (Helms, 25-26). It has been discovered that the group who scored highest on the SAT tended to use more superficial thinking strategies than those who scored in the low and moderate ranges. Also, the lowest-scoring students employed
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