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Author Harris, Phillip, 1939-

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

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  371.264 H243m 2011    ---  Available
Description vii, 197 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
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.
Subject Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission.
Education, Higher -- Standards -- United States.
College applications -- United States.
Added Author Smith, Bruce M., 1949-
Harris, Joan, 1938-
ISBN 9781442208094 (cloth : alk. paper)
1442208090 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781442208117 (electronic)
1442208112 (electronic)

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