The Case Against Standardized Testing: Raising The Scores, Ruining The Schools

Paperback | September 8, 2000

byAlfie Kohn

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Kohn explain just how little test results tell us and how harmful a test-driven curriculum can be.  The Case Against Standardized Testing will help readers respond to common questions and challenges - showing, for example, that

 

  • high scores often signify superficial thinking
  • many leading tests were never intended to measure teaching or learning
  • a school that improves its test results may well have lowered its standards to do so
  • far more meaningful measures of student learning - or social quality - are available

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  Kohn explain just how little test results tell us and how harmful a test-driven curriculum can be.  The Case Against Standardized Testing will help readers respond to common questions and challenges - showing, for example, that   high scores often signify superficial thinking many leading tests were never intended to measure te...

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  Kohn explain just how little test results tell us and how harmful a test-driven curriculum can be.  The Case Against Standardized Testing will help readers respond to common questions and challenges - showing, for example, that   high scores often signify superficial thinking many leading tests were never intended to measure te...

Alfie Kohn was described by "Time" as "the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades & test scores." The author of the influential "No Contest"&"Punished by Rewards," he writes & speaks widely about human behavior, education, & social theory. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:September 8, 2000Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0325003254

ISBN - 13:9780325003252

Appropriate for ages: 12 - 17

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?The more we learn about standardized testing.the more likely we are to be appalled. And the more appalled we are, the more inclined we will be to do what is necessary to protect our children.?-Alfie Kohn