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Contents
FAST
SIMPLE
LOCKDOWN

Continued

DE PA R T M E N T S
10 On Topic
with Trish Rubin

58 Product Focus

OPINIONS
24 Guns in school?
Laura Carno and Deborah
Gordon Klehr

62 Summer of unrest brings
teachable moments

60 Calculating the savings
of consolidation

64 Questions to fuel
STEM decisions
Judy Zimny

Jay C. Toland

Nancy Willard

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unclear what exactly is being evaluated when we compare these scores. These
tests have no way to measure whether a student retains any of the information
they claim to assess. Bottom line: There are more effective methods that
educators should employ to assess a student's progress.
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