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Challenge Our gains in elementary math scores not sustained in secondary grades


The scores in our elementary schools have been improving, but when the students get into secondary schools they don't seem any better than before.



Gains on high stakes tests are often illusory, reflecting classroom focus on that particular test rather than improved understanding or real performance.
Tool Evidence on the influence of assessment on classroom practice outlines the evidence, essentially that there are no gains on another similar test, such as NAEP.