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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Standardized Testing

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Standardized Testing.

Background Information

Standardized tests have always been a source of controversy, with advocates praising them as an effective tool for measuring performance of both teachers and students while critics claim that they detract from real teaching and promote a mechanical sort of education. Use the following sources to learn more about standardized testing and the political, social, and educational issues surrounding it.