Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History

Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History

by William J. Reese
     
 

Despite claims that written exams narrowed the curriculum, ruined children’s health, and turned teachers into automatons, once tests took root in American schools their legitimacy was never seriously challenged. William Reese puts today’s battles over standards and benchmarks into perspective by showcasing the history of the pencil-and-paper exam.See more details below

Overview

Despite claims that written exams narrowed the curriculum, ruined children’s health, and turned teachers into automatons, once tests took root in American schools their legitimacy was never seriously challenged. William Reese puts today’s battles over standards and benchmarks into perspective by showcasing the history of the pencil-and-paper exam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674073043
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/11/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
949,838
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Festivals of Learning 8

2 A-Putting Down Sin 38

3 Screwing Machines 69

4 A Pile of Thunder-Bolts 98

5 Thanatopsis and Square Roots 127

6 Chewing Pencil Tops 158

7 The Culture of Testing 188

Epilogue 221

Notes 235

Acknowledgments 291

Index 293

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