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High Stakes Poverty, Testing, and Failure in American Schools

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ISBN-10: 0742535320

ISBN-13: 9780742535329

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Dale D. Johnson, Bonnie Johnson

List price: $27.95
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Description:

High Stakes is a critical ethnography of an underfunded public elementary school in this era of accountability and high stakes testing. The book was written during the year the authors served as third and fourth grade teachers, and it juxtaposes the experiences of mostly minority children of poverty and their teachers with an examination of high stakes testing policies and the loss of a comprehensive education to political dictates.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Realities of an Underfunded School
September: The Children We Teach
October: Regulating Teaching
November: Drugs, Poverty, and Test Scores
December: "Clamp Down"
January: Test Preparation-The Pace Quickens
February: Pep Rallies for Tests
March: Test-Day Traumas
April: Freedom to Teach and Learn
May: "I Don't Want to Spend My Time on Paperwork"
How Can We Build a Better Future? Recommendations for Policy Change
Today a Nation of Testing
Epilogue
References
Index
About the Authors