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Standardized testing

Author: Dedria Bryfonski
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: At issue., Education.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Standardized Testing: Books in this anthology series focus a wide range of viewpoints onto a single controversial issue, providing in-depth discussions by leading advocates, a quick grounding in the issues, and a challenge to critical thinking skills"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dedria Bryfonski
ISBN: 9780737755985 0737755989 9780737755992 0737755997
OCLC Number: 744303231
Description: 112 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Standardized tests effectively measure student achievement / Herbert J. Walberg --
Standardized tests do not effectively measure student achievement / Phillip Harris, Bruce M. Smith, and Joan Harris --
Standardized testing encourages teachers to be creative / Stuart Buck [and others] --
Standards and assessments are not always meaningful / Rob Montgomery --
Value-added modeling is the best tool to measure teacher effectiveness / Staven Glazerman et al. --
Value-added modeling does not fully measure teacher effectiveness / Eva L. Baker et al. --
The pressure to meet targets has caused teachers to cheat / Teacher World --
Cheating on test scores does not invalidate the need for testing / Saba Bireda --
No Child Left Behind testing has produced benefits / Greg Foster --
SAT scores help colleges make better decisions / Gaston Caperton --
Colleges do not need SAT scores to be selective in admissions / Ann B. McDermott --
The SAT test may discriminate against African Americans / Jay Mathews --
A lack of reading causes African Americans to fare poorly on the SAT test / Veda Jairrels.
Series Title: At issue., Education.
Responsibility: Dedria Bryfonski, book editor.

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"Standardized Testing: Books in this anthology series focus a wide range of viewpoints onto a single controversial issue, providing in-depth discussions by leading advocates, a quick grounding in the issues, and a challenge to critical thinking skills"--Provided by publisher.

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