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Audit: Standardized school tests costly but inconsistently useful


Minnesota’s public schools spend considerable time and resources on state standardized tests, but the payoff varies, a legislative auditor’s report has found.

More than half of the principals and teachers who responded to an auditor’s office survey said they did not feel prepared to analyze Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) scores that gauge student improvement, the data used most frequently by the state’s Department of Education.


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