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Do low-stakes exams yield accurate results about student achievement?

August 27, 2018


In the war between the value of high-stakes and low-stakes testing, this study reveals the impact student attitudes have on test results. Considering the influence many test results have on policy and fiscal decisions, the impact of that metric is concerning. The bias is large, according to the summary of the new study, entitled “Taking PISA Seriously: How Accurate are Low Stakes Exams?”

“A country can rise up to 15 places in rankings if its students took the exam seriously.

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