Missouri NEA Statement

Statement of the Problem

Missouri NEA recognizes the need for ongoing comprehensive evaluation of
student progress. However, high stakes decisions involving tracking, grade
promotion, admission to dual-credit courses and graduation based on a single testing event present major educational and motivational challenges.
Additionally, tests do not always measure what they purport to measure.


A Resolution of the Seattle Education Association

A Resolution of the Seattle Education Association
Passed at the November 20, 2000 Representative Assembly

High-Stakes Testing Flunks - USA Today op-ed September 7, 1999.

By Monty Neill

The latest "school reform" scheme backed by politicians and business leaders who have never spent a day in a classroom teaching children is high-stakes testing -- requiring students to pass a standardized exam before they can be promoted or graduate.

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