This site has opposed High Stakes Tests (as defined above) period. No student should be retained based on the results of one test.
I am ok with standardized testing as a diagnostic tool and I want our students to take such tests seriously and make every effort to do well on them.
Perhaps I missed it, but where was the teacher protest and outrage at retaining based on these High Stakes Tests? I welcome comments and further enlightenment on this question.
Click the link below to gain perspective on the teacher evaluation system issue.
Neither Fair Nor Accurate