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High-stakes testing : coping with collateral damage

Author: R Murray Thomas
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Murray addresses the high stakes game of achievement testing in public American education, especially the pressures brought to bear by the No Child Left Behind Act, wherein test-focused schools fail to teach and fail to assess important learning experiences, inconsistency in testing standards, increased student dropout rates, political peril for a school or a district, and how test success varies by students'  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Murray Thomas
ISBN: 0805855211 9780805855210 080585522X 9780805855227
OCLC Number: 57475865
Description: ix, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The nature of collateral damage --
Ch. 2. What should the schools teach? --
Ch. 3. What should the schools evaluate and how? --
Ch. 4. How should achievement standards be set? --
Ch. 5. How should test results be used? --
Ch. 6. Politicians and their staffs --
Ch. 7. Educational administrators and their staffs --
Ch. 8. The public and parents --
Ch. 9. Test-makers and test-givers --
Ch. 10. Teachers --
Ch. 11. Students --
Ch. 12. Lessons to learn.
Responsibility: R. Murray Thomas.
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The US No Child Left Behind Act put high-stakes testing into the educational limelight. The purpose of this book is to: describe high-stakes testing; identify types of collateral damage that have  Read more...

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