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Defending Standardized Testing / Edition 1
     

Defending Standardized Testing / Edition 1

by Richard Phelps
 

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ISBN-10: 0805849122

ISBN-13: 2900805849126

Pub. Date: 02/17/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Although the American public is in favor of it, and it is also part of the administration of the No Child Left Behind Act, it would appear that the majority of professions in the field doubt if standardized testing is of much value in education. According to the contributors of these 12 essays, many objections to standardized testing are based on emotion or

Overview

Although the American public is in favor of it, and it is also part of the administration of the No Child Left Behind Act, it would appear that the majority of professions in the field doubt if standardized testing is of much value in education. According to the contributors of these 12 essays, many objections to standardized testing are based on emotion or self-interest. They admit that standardized testing has limitations and suggest improvements but also maintain that the data from standardized testing is valuable at many levels. Coverage includes the history of standardized testing, the special case of high-stakes testing, the literature on benefits, misconceptions, typically unasked questions, "teaching to the test," and issues of ethnicity, disability and school accountability. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900805849126
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/17/2005
Series:
Applied Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
362

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword. J.J. Fremer, Introduction and Overview. R.P. Phelps, Persistently Positive: Forty Years of Public Opinion on Standardized Testing. G.J. Cizek, High-Stakes Testing: Contexts, Characteristics, Critiques, and Consequences. R.P. Phelps, The Rich, Robust Research Literature on Testing's Achievement Benefits. D. Goodman, R.K. Hambleton, Some Misconceptions About Large-Scale Educational Assessments. S.G. Sireci, The Most Frequently Unasked Questions About Testing. G.K. Cunningham, Must High Stakes Mean Low Quality? Some Testing Program Implementation Issues. C.W. Buckendahl, R. Hunt, Whose Rules? The Relation Between the "Rules" and "Law" of Testing. L. Crocker, Teaching for the Test: How and Why Test Preparation Is Appropriate. B.S. Plake, Doesn't Everybody Know That 70% Is Passing? K.F. Geisinger, The Testing Industry, Ethnic Minorities and Individuals With Disabilities. D. Rogosa, A School Accountability Case Study: California API Awards and the Orange County Register Margin of Error Folly. M.L. Bourque, Leave No Standardized Test Behind. Appendices.

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