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The testing charade : pretending to make schools better, Daniel Koretz

Label
The testing charade : pretending to make schools better
Title
The testing charade
Title remainder
pretending to make schools better
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Koretz
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For decades we've been studying, experimenting with, and wrangling over different approaches to improving public education, and there's still little consensus on what works and what to do. The one thing people seem to agree on is that schools need to be held accountable - we need to know whether what they're doing is actually working. But what does it mean in practice? High-stakes tests. Lots of them. And that has created a crisis in American schools. Daniel Koretz, one of the nation's foremost experts on educational testing, argues in The Testing Charade that the whole idea of test-based accountability has failed - it has increasingly become an end in itself, harming students and corrupting the very ideals of teaching. In this powerful polemic, built on unimpeachable evidence and rooted in decades of experience with educational testing, Koretz calls out high-stakes testing as a sham that is ripe for manipulation and shows little evidence of leading to educational improvement. Rather than setting up incentives to divert instructional time to pointless test prep, he argues, we need to measure what matters, and measure it in multiple ways - not just via standardized tests. RIght now, we're lying to ourselves about whether our children are learning. And the longer we accept that lie, the more damage we do. It's time to end our blind reliance on high-stakes tests. With The Testing Charade, Daniel Koretz insists that we face the facts and change course, and he gives us a blueprint for doing better. -- from dust jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koretz, Daniel M
Dewey number
371.260973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB3051
LC item number
.K668 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Educational accountability
Label
The testing charade : pretending to make schools better, Daniel Koretz
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223124759540
  • 31223129469467
  • 31223129469442
  • 31223129469459
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beyond all reason -- What is a test? -- The evolution of test-based "reform" -- Campbell's law -- Score inflation -- Cheating -- Test prep -- Making up unrealistic targets -- Evaluating teachers -- Will the Common Core fix this? -- Did kids learn more? -- Nine principles for doing better -- Doing better -- Wrapping up
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780226408712
Lccn
2017012607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027423774
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973371694
Label
The testing charade : pretending to make schools better, Daniel Koretz
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223124759540
  • 31223129469467
  • 31223129469442
  • 31223129469459
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beyond all reason -- What is a test? -- The evolution of test-based "reform" -- Campbell's law -- Score inflation -- Cheating -- Test prep -- Making up unrealistic targets -- Evaluating teachers -- Will the Common Core fix this? -- Did kids learn more? -- Nine principles for doing better -- Doing better -- Wrapping up
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 275 pages
Isbn
9780226408712
Lccn
2017012607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027423774
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)973371694

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