LAUSD and the Stanford 9 Tests

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Governor Gray Davis and Los Angeles School officials are crowing about the latest results from the Stanford 9 Achievement Tests. For the fourth year in a row, LA Unified elementary schools have raised their scores on the SAT-9. While outside experts agree that the improvements in elementary schools are -remarkable,- everyone also agrees that test results aren-t the only measure of education. We join school board member Genethia Hayes, an educational testing researcher, and a teacher who opposes standardized testing for a look at the scores, what they mean, and a preview of what-s going to happen next year when the Stanford 9 is replaced by tougher examinations.
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Stanford 9 Achievement Test

California Academic Performance Index

California Board of Education

California Department of Education

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting

California Coalition for Authentic Reform in Education

National Center for Fair and Open Testing

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton