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  A "hack" is a workaround, a shortcut, an approximation. Hackers develop alternate methods, some legal, some not, to obtain desired information not otherwise available. The word may be ...   [more >]

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  One of the side benefits of low-road (formative only) testing is that it fits well into internally motivated cycles of personal improvement. High stakes testing raises such emotional hurd...   [more >]

Low Road #10: Further Benefits to Low Stakes Testing

  Lowering the testing stakes in professional preparation would allow a better balance between education and training. This distinction reflects the difference between professionalism and tec...   [more >]

Low Road #9: how about low-stakes testing?

  What would happen if we reduced the stakes in testing? We certainly have the technology and the knowledge to make all testing formative with the explicit objective of identifying ad...   [more >]

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