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  •  Adaptive tests (4+ / 0-)

    Are, I think, the lesser evil of standardized testing.  The GRE makes intuitive sense, and allows to give far greater precision in scoring.  If you want to see something like it in action, see  It's a vocabulary test.  Rather than give you random words from a bag, the test calibrates around where you are performing, and attempts to make finer graduations.  It's pretty neat.  

    That being said, not sure why we want any standardized tests, anyway.  Let's talk about standardized federal funding of every single school, adjusting for high needs and English as a Second Language students, before we worry about testing, or at least at the same time as.  

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