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Author Sacks, Peter.

Title Standardized minds : the high price of America's testing culture and what we can do to change it / Peter Sacks.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Books, 2000, c1999.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  371.26 Sa14s 2000    ---  Available
Description xii, 351 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-334) and index.
Contents Meritocracy's crooked yardstick -- Inventing intelligence : the origins of mental measurement -- Babes in test land : the sorting begins -- Crusade : rise of the test-driven accountability machine in our schools -- Crime and punishment : how the accountability machine hurts schoolchildren -- Great American dumb-down : how the accountability machine harms schools -- Do no harm : stopping the damage to American schools -- Unnatural selection : testing in the American workplace -- Standardized minds : thinking styles and the testing game -- The big business of testing -- Authentic achievement : assessing performance in American schools -- Harmful admissions : why the meritocracy needs fixing -- Beyond the SAT : merit that matters.
Subject Educational tests and measurements -- Evaluation.
Education -- Standards.
Academic achievement.
ISBN 0738204331(pbk.)

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