Since the enactment of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1965, America’s schools have faced enhanced scrutiny by the public sector. Larger demands have been placed on children to perform at increasingly higher levels of achievement in reading and math, often beginning as early as kindergarten. Teachers and institutions of higher education have also felt the surge of outside pressure to “perform” wash over them.
Brantley, Diane K.
"Meaningful Assessment Promotes Meaningful Learning,"
Wisdom in Education: Vol. 2
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/wie/vol2/iss1/12