Standardized Testing Costs States $1.7 Billion A Year, Study Finds

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A new report by the Washington-based Brown Center on Education Policy at the Brookings Institution calculates states spend a combined $1.7 billion annually on standardized testing. The report’s author, Matthew M. Chingos, looked at test spending data for 44 states and the District of Columbia, determining they spend $669 million overall per year on their primary assessment contracts, or $27 per pupil in grades three through 9.

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