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Stop High-Stakes Testing : an Appeal to America's Conscience.

Author: Dale Johnson; Bonnie Johnson; Steve Farenga; Daniel Ness
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007.
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Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience is a compelling indictment of the use of high-stakes assessments with punitive consequences in our public schools. The authors trace the history of the policy and document the inequities for children of poverty that undergird high-stakes testing practices. Lack of dental and medical care, environmental violence, insufficient school funding, racism, and  Read more...
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Johnson, Dale.
Stop High-Stakes Testing : An Appeal to America's Conscience.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Johnson; Bonnie Johnson; Steve Farenga; Daniel Ness
ISBN: 9781461642824 1461642825
OCLC Number: 854977707
Description: 1 online resource (318 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 --
High-Stakes Testing: A Brief History; Origins of High-Stakes Testing; Sliding, Slippery Language; First in the Nation; Recent Developments in High-Stakes Testing; Criticisms of High-Stakes Testing; Criticisms of No Child Left Behind; The Finland Model; Testing Preschool Children; Yet Another Test; High-Stakes Testing in Higher Education; The Transfer of Learning; Testing and the Corporate Bottom Line; References; 2 --
Chronic Racism; Blacks in America: The Colonial Years; Slavery and King Cotton. Cotton and CaneFormer Slaves Speak; Reconstruction; Jim Crow; The Second Reconstruction; References; 3 --
The Excluded Class: Poverty, Race, and Social Class; The Hidden New Orleans; Social Class; Poverty; Racism and Racial Segregation; Social Class Segregation; Advantages of Wealth; References; 4 --
Health Issues; Dental Problems; Obesity; State Rankings in Poverty and Health; The Impact of Social Factors; Children's Defense Fund Findings; Kids Count Findings; The Racial Divide; Boutique Doctors; References; 5 --
Violence and Safety Concerns in the Community, the School, and the Home. Two Types of DangerDangers in the Community; Safety at School; Dangers at Home; References; 6 --
School Funding Inequities; The "Best" High Schools; Court Decisions; School Funding; Teachers in Poor and Rich Schools; The ZIP Code Method; School Funding Discrepancies; References; 7 --
The Tutoring Industry; The Growth of Tutoring; Problems with Tutoring Firms; Oversight of Private Tutors; Tutoring and Enrichment from an International Perspective; All Tutoring Practices Are Not the Same; The Case of Ellis; The Stacked Deck; References; 8 --
Life Experiences. Government Policies and Community DevelopmentFamily and Communities Matter; The Playing Field from Birth to Preschool; The Importance of Out-of-School Experiences; Life Experience at Camp; References; Afterword; Index; About the Authors.

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Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience is a compelling indictment of the use of high-stakes assessments with punitive consequences in our public schools. The authors trace the history of the policy and document the inequities for children of poverty that undergird high-stakes testing practices. Lack of dental and medical care, environmental violence, insufficient school funding, racism, and classism_all factors that contribute to this dire situation_are discussed in depth. The authors make a convincing case for discontinuing the unjust testing that has been forced on our n.

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