I need quality information on the pros and cons about high-stakes testing
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High-stake testing.-Its a test taken with important consequences for the test taker on the results/outcome.
a. Improvement efforts can be monitored basing on the outcome,it encourages one to improve .
b. Threats and opportunities can be identified basing on the results of the test
c. High-stakes tests highlight what is often known but unstated —for instance the ongoing inequality in the society can be seen through high stake-testing
d. It can show the clear picture of what the performance or operation is all about.
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a.Causes anxiety-High-stake testing enable those tested to cause panic and it eventuality leads to failure
b.Creates an incentive of cheating. Someone will do what it takes to emerge successful in the test
c.The test does not correctly measure the individual's knowledge or skills, it only measures an abilty to pass the test
d.It enables elimination of insignificant areas of testing. For instance teachers can omit those areas which are not going to be tested.
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