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Standardized testing

Author: Cynthia A Bily
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Several articles discuss the issues surrounding standardized testing.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia A Bily
ISBN: 9780737752021 0737752025
OCLC Number: 663953763
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Does standardized testing increase learning? Standardized testing helps identify student needs / Karen Tankersley ; Standardized testing restricts student learning / Helen Cole, Kathy Hulley, and Peggy Quarles ; Standardized testing has improved education for poor and minority students / Education Equality Project ; Standardized testing has harmed poor and minority students / Monty Neill ; Standardized testing is improving education for disabled students / Advocacy Institute ; High-stakes testing can create obstacles for disabled students / Candace Cortiella --
Are standardized tests beneficial to teachers? Good teachers "teach to the test" / Walt Gardner ; Teaching to the test weakens education / Judy Willis ; Teachers should be evaluated according to their students' test scores / Arne Duncan ; Present tests are not a good measurement of a teacher's effectiveness / W. James Popham ; A national test would support rigorous proficiency standards / Michael K. Smith ; Standardized tests do not accurately measure proficiency / Chester E. Finn Jr. and Michael J. Petrilli --
Are standardized tests valuable for college admissions? Achievement tests are good tools for college admissions / Richard C. Atkinson and Saul Geiser ; Standardized tests are overemphasized in college admissions / Elizabeth Landau ; The SAT is a good predictor of college success / Peter Salins ; The SAT is a poor predictor of college success / National Center for Fair and Open Testing ; Test prep courses are a good investment / Scott Jaschik ; Test prep courses are overrated / Derek C. Briggs.
Series Title: Introducing issues with opposing viewpoints.
Responsibility: Cynthia A. Bily, book editor.

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Several articles discuss the issues surrounding standardized testing.

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