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Testing has become a way of life; an activity that spans a student’s entire educational career. The acme of American testing arrived when President George W. Bush introduced the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in January of 2002. It was at this juncture that testing became a tool which could be used to determine a student’s grade promotion, intelligence, and future capacity as a functioning constituent of society. Tests are generally given in a standardized format, and are commonly the only measure of a student’s knowledge and skill base. These tests; however, are far from infallible and contain within them many inherent flaws.

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