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The article focuses on the key issues that have emerged on high-stakes testing and its use as a high school graduation requirement and assesses research-based remedies to such issues. Criterion-referenced tests required by student demonstration of content standards is discussed. Brief information on the New England Common Assessment Program is provided. It is said that around 1,300 juniors from Providence high schools may not earn a high school diploma.



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