Standardized Minds: The High Price of America's Testing Culture and what We Can Do to Change it

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Da Capo Press, 2000 - Academic achievement - 351 pages
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Interesting book, possibly out of date at this point, as it was written in 1999, but given the emphasis on standardized testing in American education, perhaps not. My only real issue is that it is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Painting - Goodreads

Some very good points made and now we see the results of our grade schools dominated by testing. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
2
Meritocracys Crooked Yardstick
6
Inventing Intelligence The Origins of Mental Measurement
18
Babes in Test Land The Sorting Begins
36
Crusade Rise of the TestDriven Accountability Machine in Our Schools
66
Crime and Punishment How the Accountability Machine Hurts Schoolchildren
96
The Great American DumbDown How the Accountability Machine Harms Schools
118
Do No Harm Stopping the Damage to American Schools
154
Standardized Minds Thinking Styles and the Testing Game
202
The Big Business of Testing
222
Authentic Achievement Assessing Performance in American Schools
232
Harmful Admissions Why the Meritocracy Needs Fixing
260
Beyond the SAT Merit that Matters
292
Notes
318
Index
336
Copyright

Unnatural Selection Testing in the American Workplace
168

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