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  • What factors might explain children's poor performance on Illinois' new standardized tests?

    Photo of education professor Sarah McCarthey said that several factors may have influenced Illinois schoolchildren's performance on the state's standardized achievement tests, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, administered for the first time in spring 2015.

    Students' computer literacy and other factors may have contributed to Illinois schoolchildren's poor performance on the state's new standardized achievement tests, says Sarah McCarthey, director of teacher education in the College of Education.

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