Contradictions of School Reform: Educational Costs of Standardized Testing

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Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - Education - 339 pages
Annotation Parents and community activists around the country complain that the education system is failing our children. They point to students' failure to master basic skills, even as standardized testing is widely employed in efforts to improve the educational system. Contradictions of Reformis a provocative look into the reality, for students as well as teachers, of standardized testing. A detailed account of how student "improvement" and teacher "effectiveness" are evaluated, Contradictions of Reformargues compellingly that the preparation of students for standardized tests engenders teaching methods that vastly compromise the quality of education.

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of Education at Rice University. A past vice-president of the American Educational Research Association, she is the author of Contradictions of Control (Routledge, 1986).

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