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How Many Billions Are We Really Spending on Standardized Testing?

Liz Dwyer

The Brookings Institute recently released a report claiming that we spend $1.7 billion per year on state testing. However, educator Anthony Cody points out that all Brookings is "actually counting is the contract cost that states pay directly to test vendors," which is a little like "calculating the cost of raising a child by looking at the hospital bills associated with its birth."

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