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[Susan notes: Short and to the point. Stephen Krashen is persistent. His published letters are the result of a lot of letters.

Go forth and do likewise.]

Published in Los Angeles Times

To the editor

We are told that most of our students âare not on track to succeed in collegeâ because of the results of recent testing

There is no evidence that the new tests predict college success, nor is there any evidence that they are better than previous tests or having no yearly tests at all. The decrease in test scores shows us only that the new tests are harder.

As Alfie Kohn said, harder does not necessarily mean better.

Stephen Krashen, USC Professor Emeritus

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