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Why some Massachusetts educators want more testing, not less

FAIR TEST. Marion Guerra (left), principal of Worcester's Goddard School of Science and Technology, and Worcester Superintendent James Caradonio (right), are among educators advocating new kinds of tests, which measure students' progress over time, as supplements to the MCAS. At right, Guerra goes over a Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test with student Christopher Rodriguez.
FAIR TEST. Marion Guerra (left), principal of Worcester's Goddard School of Science and Technology, and Worcester Superintendent James Caradonio (right), are among educators advocating new kinds of tests, which measure students' progress over time, as supplements to the MCAS. At right, Guerra goes over a Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test with student Christopher Rodriguez. (Globe Staff Photos / Janet Knott) Globe Staff Photos / Janet Knott
By Dave Denison
November 20, 2005

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IMAGINE A TWIST on the time-honored practice of posting an honor roll on the school bulletin board. Suppose a ''performance ranking" for all students was posted instead-with A-students listed at the top, right on down to those receiving F's. As your typical 11-year-old might say: Dude, that would be harsh. (Full article: 1561 words)

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