Definitions for "High-stakes testing"
Achievement tests (or assessments) that may carry serious consequences for students (such as being held back a grade or denied a diploma based on low scores) or for educators (such as sanctions for low scores or financial rewards for high scores)
Intertwined in discussions surrounding accountability systems, includes assessments that are created for meaningful evaluation or decision making.
an assessment to which important consequences, such as licensure or hiring, are attached to the results. See Test Score Pollution.