Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience

Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience

by Dale Johnson, Bonnie Johnson, Steve Farenga, Daniel Ness
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742559386

ISBN-13: 9780742559387

Pub. Date: 07/12/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience is a compelling indictment of the use of high-stakes assessments with punitive consequences in our public schools. The authors trace the history of the policy and document the inequities for children of poverty that undergird high-stakes testing practices. Lack of dental and medical care, environmental

Overview

Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience is a compelling indictment of the use of high-stakes assessments with punitive consequences in our public schools. The authors trace the history of the policy and document the inequities for children of poverty that undergird high-stakes testing practices. Lack of dental and medical care, environmental violence, insufficient school funding, racism, and classism_all factors that contribute to this dire situation_are discussed in depth. The authors make a convincing case for discontinuing the unjust testing that has been forced on our nation's public school children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742559387
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/12/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword by Delores Malcolm Chapter 2 High-stakes Testing: A Brief History Chapter 3 Chronic Racism Chapter 4 Health Issues Chapter 5 Violence and Safety Concerns in the Community, the School, and the Home Chapter 6 School Funding Inequities Chapter 7 The Tutoring Industry Chapter 8 Life Experiences

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