Collateral Damage How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools

ISBN-10: 1891792350
ISBN-13: 9781891792359
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Harvard Education Publishing Group (HEPG)
Publication date: 3/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A Short History of High-Stakes Testing, Arguments For and Against Its Use, Its Place in Contemporary Society, and a Brief Introduction to Campbell's Lawp. 1
The Prevalence and Many Forms of Cheating and the Problem of Absolute and Relativistic Standards for Judging Such Occurrencesp. 33
Excluding Students from Education by Design and by Neglect, the Crisis of Caring in Our Schools, and the Special Case of the "Bubble Kids"p. 57
States Cheat Too! How Statistical Trickery and Misrepresentation of Data Mislead the Publicp. 79
What Happens to Validity When Indicators Are Distorted and Corrupted, the Many Ways That High-Stakes Testing Promotes Such Distortion and Corruption, and How Those Practices Lead to Confusion About What Test Scores Meanp. 109
How High-Stakes Testing Undermines Public Education and the Teaching Profession While Also Destroying Both Teacher and Student Moralep. 145
We Conclude That High-Stakes Testing Provides Perfect Conditions for Campbell's Law to Operate, Ignores Standards for Professional Conduct and Appropriate Test Use, and Is Unnecessary Because Alternative Systems of Accountability Existp. 175
Notesp. 203
About the Authorsp. 225
Indexp. 227
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