How Air Quality Can Sink Student Test Scores

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American 8-year-olds are paralyzed with anxiety over the standardized tests that have become increasingly common: To implement more uniform, quality education, students in the U.S. are being tested to often more rigorous national standards. Join the club. Other countries have relied on high-stakes testing for years. Until the 1970s, the 11+ exam in the U.K. determined whether an 11-year-old was college material.

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