Date Approved


Graduate Degree Type


Degree Name

Education-Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

Degree Program

College of Education

First Advisor

Catherine Meyer-Looze

Academic Year



Mandatory standardized testing was implemented in the United States to hold schools and teachers accountable for students’ growth; however, testing has negatively impacted both teachers and students in the classroom. There is currently not enough research on the benefits to testing and whether there are more effective ways to hold schools and teachers accountable. It is important to further research the effects of heavy test preparation that is done in classrooms as well as how students’ test results can be an inaccurate representation of their abilities. This project explores the negative impacts of standardized testing as well as providing a plan to address these issues.

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