Bad score : Challenging standardized testing

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  • In this video, Dan Rather examines the standardized testing industry, interviewing college graduates who worked as temporary test scorers for the few large companies that produce millions of standardized tests and then hire workers to score them in factory-like conditions, and Todd Farley, a man who has worked in the industry for fifteen years. These individuals are speaking out against the unfair and inaccurate method of evaluating students' intelligence and the impact that these practices have on schools.


  • Originally released by Big Media, 2011.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 02, 2016.
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  • Closed-captioned.


  • Mandated Testing (1:56) -- Test Factory Workers (2:03) -- Pearson Education (2:07) -- Invalid Test Results Future of Standardized Tests (2:36) -- Credits: Bad Score: Challenging Standardized Testing-Dan Rather Reports on Education in America (0:56)
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