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Knowing Literacy Constructive Literacy Assessment

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ISBN-10: 1571100083

ISBN-13: 9781571100085

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter H. Johnston

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American children are the most tested in the world, and the poor and the less competent are the most tested of all. We keep trying to improve literacy learning by developing new tests with better technical characteristics. But, as we shall see, all of this testing has had, if anything, the opposite effect. Our error has been in approaching the matter as if it were merely a technical problem-as if it were possible, even desirable, to exclude human judgment and values from the assessment process, and as if it were reasonable to treat children as psychological objects. Assessment is a profoundly human, social phenomenon, thoroughly value-laden, and it cannot be otherwise. And in order to draw…    
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 368
Size: 8.25" wide x 13.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134

Richard L. Allington, PhD, is the Irving and Rose Fien Professor of Education at the University of Florida, where he continues the study of exemplary elementary teaching. Peter H. Johnston, PhD, is a Professor in the Reading Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and a senior researcher for the National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement.