Standardized test scores not adding up

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This article explains that in many school districts around the country, many of the scores on standardized tests seem to be suspicious. One piece of evidence it uses involves a school district where 42% of fourth graders passed the math test and then when the same students were tested one year later only 4% of those students passed. The investigation has not proven any cheating but is prompting further investigation. There are some incentives for both teachers and school districts to cheat which include funding and salaries. This article uses logos to argue its point. I think it is an effective form of argument because it uses statistics and logical statements.

-Erik Pokki

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