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The Resource The myths of standardized tests : why they don't tell you what you think they do, Phillip Harris, Bruce M. Smith, and Joan Harris

The myths of standardized tests : why they don't tell you what you think they do, Phillip Harris, Bruce M. Smith, and Joan Harris

Label
The myths of standardized tests : why they don't tell you what you think they do
Title
The myths of standardized tests
Title remainder
why they don't tell you what you think they do
Statement of responsibility
Phillip Harris, Bruce M. Smith, and Joan Harris
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Debunks myths and assumptions about standardized tests, proposes alternative methods for evaluating the success of schools, and offers suggestions for helping to reduce the burden of tests on students
Cataloging source
DLC
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1939-
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Harris, Phillip
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1949-
  • 1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Bruce M.
  • Harris, Joan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education, Higher
  • College applications
Label
The myths of standardized tests : why they don't tell you what you think they do, Phillip Harris, Bruce M. Smith, and Joan Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-186) and index
Contents
  • A medley of views -- This is not a test -- Misunderstanding accountability: the big picture -- The tests are too narrow -- The tests don't measure achievement adequately -- Testing autobiography: Phil's story -- The tests are less than objective -- Testing autobiography: Bruce's story -- Rewards and punishments don't motivate -- Testing autobiography: Joan's story -- The distortions of high stakes -- What's left out? -- Why not more direct measurement? -- The test don't predict well -- New ideas for genuine accountability -- What's it all about?
  • "Reading" the reading tests / Susan Ohanian -- Misunderstood measurement mallets / W. James Popham -- A use of tests I could support / Gerald W. Bracey -- Within limits, tests can be useful / Stanley Pogrow -- Kids or cows? / Tom O'Brien -- The tests we need today / Gail Marshall -- A smoke screen / Larry Barber -- The game of school / Ken Jones
Control code
ocn643324444
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 197 p.
Isbn
9781442208094
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010025598
System control number
(OCoLC)643324444
Label
The myths of standardized tests : why they don't tell you what you think they do, Phillip Harris, Bruce M. Smith, and Joan Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-186) and index
Contents
  • A medley of views -- This is not a test -- Misunderstanding accountability: the big picture -- The tests are too narrow -- The tests don't measure achievement adequately -- Testing autobiography: Phil's story -- The tests are less than objective -- Testing autobiography: Bruce's story -- Rewards and punishments don't motivate -- Testing autobiography: Joan's story -- The distortions of high stakes -- What's left out? -- Why not more direct measurement? -- The test don't predict well -- New ideas for genuine accountability -- What's it all about?
  • "Reading" the reading tests / Susan Ohanian -- Misunderstood measurement mallets / W. James Popham -- A use of tests I could support / Gerald W. Bracey -- Within limits, tests can be useful / Stanley Pogrow -- Kids or cows? / Tom O'Brien -- The tests we need today / Gail Marshall -- A smoke screen / Larry Barber -- The game of school / Ken Jones
Control code
ocn643324444
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 197 p.
Isbn
9781442208094
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010025598
System control number
(OCoLC)643324444

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