chapter  7
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High-Stakes Testing and 21st-Century Literacies 104

WithHigh-Stakes Tests

I know and do not know these students already as I know and do not know the anxiety that creeps into my stomach on the first day of classes. The elevator doors open and I see the narrow fifth floor hallway. Seventeen students wait-well at least the rooster tells me there will be 17 students waiting-and, indeed as the dull silver doors slid apart and I blink into the claustrophobic hallway, I see quite a collection of students.