In this lesson, you’ll explore the beginnings of standardized testing nearly 2,000 years ago and trace its development up to the modern day.
A short quiz follows.
The Importance of Standardized Testing
As a society, and as educators, we put a great deal of emphasis on standardized testing. Standardized tests are used to allocate budgets, craft policy, and determine student placement. Given how often we use these tests – and how high the stakes can be – it is in our best interest to understand their origin and the way they have evolved over time.
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