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Testing in American schools

Paul E. Barton

Testing in American schools

by Paul E. Barton

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Published by ETS Policy Information Center in Princeton, NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Educational tests and measurements -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul E. Barton and Richard J. Coley.
    SeriesPolicy Information Report
    ContributionsColey, Richard J., ETS Policy Information Center.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination40 p. :
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14557258M
    OCLC/WorldCa29857983

    Table of Contents. Preface: The tension field between testing and inclusion: Introducing a research endeavour Section 1: Testing and School Reforms Chapter 1: Educational testing, the question of the public good, and room for inclusion: A comparative study between Scotland and the United States Chapter 2: Minorities and educational testing in schools in Arctic regions: An . In Schools We Trust is a book written by Deborah Meier and published on August 1, Meier uses her experiences as the founding principal of the Mission Hill School in Boston, and previous experiences leading the Central Park East schools in New York, to illustrate her vision for school reform in America. The book is broken down into three sections that focus first on the Author: Deborah Meier.

    (Read a Q&A with Koretz: Testing. Testing. ) Almost thirty years before I started writing this book, I predicted that test-based accountability — then in its early stages, and still far milder than the system burdening schools today — wouldn’t succeed.   In this report, OTA places testing in its historical and policy context, examines the reasons for testing and the ways it is done, and identifies particular ways Federal policy affects the picture, The report also explores new approaches to testing that derive from modem technology and cognitive research.

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Diane Ravitch—former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum—examines her career in education reform and repudiates /5(). But as she began researching her new book, The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing—But You Don't Have to Be, she found something surprising: Innovations weren’t at the Author: Jane Greenway Carr.

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Inthe American College Testing Program changed its name to ACT. 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.

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Published collaboratively by the three organizations sinceit represents the gold standard in guidance on testing in the United States and in many other countries.