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  1. How ethical are the accommodations for standardized tests?

    [ By on December 09, 2016 ]

    Standardized tests are meant to compare students from different schools by universally providing a predetermined, uniform test. However, in order for a test to fully be the same for each person, they must take it with the same conditions. More and more recently the ACT and SAT board have been giving special accommodations to students. Some students are able to receive extra time, some are able to take the test in two sittings, and some are given extra or unlimited breaks. When the purpose of the test is to universally equivilate different students, how ethical is it to give out such accommodations? There is an application process in which each person must apply for said accommodations. The individual must receive a ...

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