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Published in NY Times
01/02/0003
http://nytimes.com/2003/01/02/opinion/L02TEST.html

To the editor


Re "Make-or-Break Exams Grow, but Big Study Doubts Value" (front page, Dec. 28):

Since children are not standardized, how did anyone expect standardized testing to work? The survey results are not at all surprising.

Now if the federal, state and local governments that demand this testing wise up, maybe there will be hope for children coming up to expectations at their own speed.

Eleanor Powers


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