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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

Publ Info Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2011]
2011
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 J&W-Denver  LB2351.2 .H356 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU CMC  CMC LB2351.2 .H356 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  LB2351.2 .H356 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  LB2351.2 .H356 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 197 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note 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
LC subject Universities and colleges -- United States -- Admission
Education, Higher -- Standards -- United States
College applications -- United States
Add Author Smith, Bruce M., 1949-
Harris, Joan, 1938-
ISBN 9781442208094 (cloth : alk. paper)
1442208090 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781442208117 (electronic)
1442208112 (electronic)