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Evelyn Petersen: Ask Evelyn

March 26, 2011

Ask Evelyn: Learn about assessment

Formal assessment testing is done at all grade levels because public schools have expectations to meet. Whenever there are goals to achieve, we need to develop methods of finding out if we are meeting these goals. Checking children's progress is one purpose of testing or assessment, whether testing is informal or formal. If developmentally appropriate guidance becomes available, it's up to parents and school board members to encourage school districts to use it.

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