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Unequal by design : high-stakes testing and the standardization of inequality

Author: Wayne Au
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Critical social thought.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines high-stakes standardized testing in order to illuminate what is really at stake for students, teachers, and communities negatively affected by such testing. This title explores historical,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Au
ISBN: 9780415990707 041599070X 9780415990714 0415990718 9780203892046 0203892046
OCLC Number: 212893600
Description: xii, 199 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The zip code effect: educational inequality in the United States --
We are all widgets: standardized testing and the hegemonic logics of the educational assembly line --
The educational enterprise: NCLB, Neoliberalism, and the politics of equality --
Steerage at a distance: high-stakes testing and classroom control --
Devising inequality: high-stakes testing and the regulation of consciousness --
Standardizing inequality: the hidden curriculum of high-stakes testing.
Series Title: Critical social thought.
Responsibility: Wayne Au.
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