Making the Grades

Making the Grades

My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry

eBook - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:
In this alternately amusing and appalling expos#65533; of the standardized test industry, fifteen-year veteran Todd Farley describes statisticians who make decisions about students without even looking at their test answers; state education officials willing to change the way tests are scored whenever they don't like the results; and massive, multi-national, for-profit testing companies who regularly opt for expediency and profit over the altruistic educational goals of teaching and learning. Although there are absurd moments--as when Farley and coworkers had to grade students based on how they described the taste of their favorite food-- the enormous importance of standardized tests in the post "No Child Left Behind" era make this no laughing matter.

"This book is dynamite! The nice personal voice makes it utterly accessible and enticing, wholly apart from the terribly important ammunition it provides to those of us in the `testing wars' at national and local levels."--Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequities
Publisher: Sausalito, Calif. : PoliPointPress ; [LaVergne, Tenn.] : Distributed by Ingram Publisher Services, 2009.
ISBN: 9781609944735
098170915X
9780981709154
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 253 p.)
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at KCLibrary

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top