Today’s Spotlight uses a stock image of a standardized test sheet.
To evaluate school quality, states require students to take standardized tests; in many cases, passing those tests is necessary to receive a high‑school diploma. These high‑stakes tests have also been shown to predict students’ future educational attainment and adult employment and income.
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