Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade

Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade

by Linda Perlstein
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Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NancyFB More than 1 year ago
This book reveals the perspective of everyone involved in the high-pressure, high-stakes world of standardized testing. The political background is deftly interwoven with the stories of the teachers, students, principal, and other staff. Love this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading Perlstein's book I was very angry- angry that we are so worried about testing in schools that we fail to realize that are children are not learning. There are so many kids who come from broken homes, substance abuse, neglect and don't even speak English. Ms Perlstein followed Tyler Heights Elementary School while they tried to meet the standards of No Child Left Behind. With new teachers, no funding and a school made up of mostly impoverished children the principal was able to reach her schools standards of learning. This book reminds all of us a teachers, former teachers and parents that what the government and school district wish for does not match the realities of children we have in school. It was a wonderful read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up at the library and thought I'd scan through it. I ended up reading the whole thing in one day. I taught for 11 years and this book covers everything, without(often)taking sides. I thought it was a perfectly written, fast-paced, informative look on the inside that is exactly how it really is in the schools.