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I believe that the current mode of high stakes testing is indeed limiting in how students show skill mastery and proficiency. Typically, many standardized tests cater to linguistic/logistical learning in the form of multiple choice and constructed response. The other types of learners (using Gardner for example - naturalistic, kinesthetic, etc.) may not test as well, not to mention the potential cultural bias that is embedded in the creation of such tests. But, until we can address the core issues of school accountability, the "opt-out" option is still considered a "ding" to schools and will often count against them in performance frameworks.
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