Alternatives to High-Stakes Testing
Frequently Asked Questions about the Consortium
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Q14: Are We Opposed to ALL Tests?
We are not opposed to all tests. Students in schools using performance assessments do take tests.
They take many tests:
WE DO NOT OBJECT TO STUDENTS TAKING TESTS.
- in-class exams
- SAT I tests
- Advanced Placement exams
- college placement tests
- tests set by college faculty when they take college courses while still in high school
We do oppose relying on any single test for critical decisions such as graduation. Therefore, we oppose high-stakes tests.