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The Resource Uneducated guesses : using evidence to uncover misguided education policies, Howard Wainer, (electronic resource)

Uneducated guesses : using evidence to uncover misguided education policies, Howard Wainer, (electronic resource)

Label
Uneducated guesses : using evidence to uncover misguided education policies
Title
Uneducated guesses
Title remainder
using evidence to uncover misguided education policies
Statement of responsibility
Howard Wainer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Uneducated Guesses challenges everything our policymakers thought they knew about education and education reform, from how to close the achievement gap in public schools to admission standards for top universities. In this explosive book, Howard Wainer uses statistical evidence to show why some of the most widely held beliefs in education today--and the policies that have resulted--are wrong. He shows why colleges that make the SAT optional for applicants end up with underperforming students and inflated national rankings, and why the push to substitute achievement tests for aptitude tests mak
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Wainer, Howard
Dewey number
378.1/662
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Universities and colleges
  • Education
  • Educational evaluation
  • United States
Label
Uneducated guesses : using evidence to uncover misguided education policies, Howard Wainer, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-164) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
What happens if the SAT is made optional? -- Substituting achievement tests for aptitude tests -- Cut-offs for scholarships -- The aptitude-achievement function: an aid for allocating educational resources -- Comparing the incomparable -- On examinee choice in educational testing -- What if choice is part of the test? -- A little ignorance is a dangerous thing -- Assessing teachers from student scores: on the practicality of value-added models -- Shopping for colleges when what we know ain't -- Of cats and claims: the first step toward wisdom
Control code
ocn744619801
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 175 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400839575
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744619801
Label
Uneducated guesses : using evidence to uncover misguided education policies, Howard Wainer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-164) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
What happens if the SAT is made optional? -- Substituting achievement tests for aptitude tests -- Cut-offs for scholarships -- The aptitude-achievement function: an aid for allocating educational resources -- Comparing the incomparable -- On examinee choice in educational testing -- What if choice is part of the test? -- A little ignorance is a dangerous thing -- Assessing teachers from student scores: on the practicality of value-added models -- Shopping for colleges when what we know ain't -- Of cats and claims: the first step toward wisdom
Control code
ocn744619801
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 175 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400839575
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744619801

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