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... issues with students. The need for more reasrech on this subject is essential for school districts and the state government, so that they can better see whether the money going towards testing is being used well. Overall, if there is more statistics, findings, reports, and research done on the subject of proficiency testing in high schools alone, then we can better understand where the nation is at on its views on the subject.
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