Overtested: How High-Stakes Accountability Fails English Language Learners

Overtested: How High-Stakes Accountability Fails English Language Learners

by Jessica Zacher Pandya
     
 

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This timely book explores what is often overlooked in policy debates about the education of English language learners: how the day-to-day dynamics of the classroom are affected by high-stakes testing and the pressures students and teachers experience and internalize as a result. The author presents and analyzes classroom observations, student work, and test

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This timely book explores what is often overlooked in policy debates about the education of English language learners: how the day-to-day dynamics of the classroom are affected by high-stakes testing and the pressures students and teachers experience and internalize as a result. The author presents and analyzes classroom observations, student work, and test scores, as well as interviews with students and teachers. A disturbing picture of today's overtested public school classroom emerges from the events and practices described in this book. While hard to believe, all the depictions presented took place in a real elementary school classroom and reflect the current culture of extreme accountability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807752470
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
07/29/2011
Series:
Language & Literacy Series, #114
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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