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The Unintended Consequences of High-Stakes Testing
     

The Unintended Consequences of High-Stakes Testing

by Gail M. Jones, Brett D. Jones, Tracy Hargrove
 

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To understand how high-stakes accountability has influenced teaching and learning, this book looks at the consequences that high-stakes tests hold for students, teachers, administrators, and the public, and demonstrates the negative effects of such testing on nontested subjects, minority students, and students with special needs. Gail Jones is associate professor of

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To understand how high-stakes accountability has influenced teaching and learning, this book looks at the consequences that high-stakes tests hold for students, teachers, administrators, and the public, and demonstrates the negative effects of such testing on nontested subjects, minority students, and students with special needs. Gail Jones is associate professor of middle grades and science education at the University of North Carolina. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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CHOICE
Critiques of high-stakes tests are not uncommon, although they are usually directed at a particular instrument or policy. For those interested in broad-sides rather than sniping, The Unintended Consequences of High Stakes Testing provides better grist for the mill. Highly recommended. All levels.
School Administrator
This book would serve as an excellent resource for principals and central-office administrators. The research base of negative and positive effects of high-stakes testing can serve as a catalyst for discussion of instructional, supervisory and professional development practices in a district or school. The book offers a balanced view of the issues.
Choice
Critiques of high-stakes tests are not uncommon, although they are usually directed at a particular instrument or policy. For those interested in broad-sides rather than sniping, The Unintended Consequences of High Stakes Testing provides better grist for the mill. Highly recommended. All levels.
Pinellas News
The book takes an in-depth look at the myriad consequences that high-stakes tests hold for students, teachers, administrators, and the public.
David C. Berliner
Required reading for anyone concerned about the problems of high-stakes tests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742526266
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

M. Gail Jones is associate professor of middle grades and science education at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Brett D. Jones is assistant professor at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Tracy Hargrove is assistant professor of mathematics education in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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