Consequences of High Stakes Testing

-promotion (between grade levels)


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-Graduation (high school)


-measure performance & determine salary increases (for teachers & administrators)


 -determines existence of individual schools.

Who or what determines what will be taught in the classroom?
State standards



Who contributes the most funding to public schools?




the local school district




Who has the most control over the public schools on what is taught and how?




the Federal Gov’t




State funding has increased due to:

– Classroom ; Teacher shortages

– Massive school building programs (to accommodate increase in population)

– Pressure to ;equalize; funding among districts

-Programs for ;low-performing; students and students w/ disabilities have increased state funding