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Standardized testing, student mental health, and the future of boarding schools

Bording Schools’ Association (Spring 2020)

The future of boarding schools is in jeopardy because of how university admissions emphasize standardized testing and undervalue 21st century skills. The future success of boarding schools depends on leveraging their uniquely immersive community to cultivate a love of learning. Systemic improvements will support students’ mental health, decrease harmful pressure, and revive independent learning.

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Keywords: boarding, school, standardized, test, mental health, learning, pressure, culture