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Measuring Up : Standards, Assessment, and School Reform - Robert Rothman

Measuring Up

Standards, Assessment, and School Reform

Hardcover Published: 15th March 1995
ISBN: 9780787900557
Number Of Pages: 240

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"The question that dismays all teachers and ought to concern everyparent because of what it reveals about what school can do to achild's curiosity -- ?Will this be on the test?' -- will never beanswered again in the same way. Bob Rothman offers a rich andcompelling account of the unfolding revolution in testing inAmerica's schools."
-- Richard P. Mills, Vermont commissioner of education

An award-winning journalist, Rothman cuts through the assessmentdebate -- a debate often characterized by misrepresentations andjargon -- to offer a highly accessible examination of the shift inthinking about testing. He underscores that any change must beginwith the And: what we want students to know and be able to do. Suchchanges demand a new way of knowing what students can achieve--anda system that enables them to achieve.

1. A Clash of Visions
2. 150 Years of Testing
3. The Emperor Has No Clothes
4. Pioneers in the State Houses
5. A Test for the Nation?
6. Between Rhetoric and Reality
7. Toward an AgAnda for Reform

ISBN: 9780787900557
ISBN-10: 0787900559
Series: Jossey-Bass Education
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th March 1995
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.85 x 16.05  x 2.37
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1

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