Testing Wars in the Public Schools

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Harvard University Press, Mar 1, 2013 - Education - 308 pages
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Despite claims that written exams narrowed the curriculum, ruined children’s health, and turned teachers into automatons, once tests took root in American schools their legitimacy was never seriously challenged. William Reese puts today’s battles over standards and benchmarks into perspective by showcasing the history of the pencil-and-paper exam.
 

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Contents

Introduction
APutting Down
Screwing Machines
A Pile of ThunderBolts
Thanatopsis and Square Roots
Chewing Pencil Tops
The Culture of Testing
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
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