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The Resource The Test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-- but you don't have to be, Anya Kamenetz

The Test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-- but you don't have to be, Anya Kamenetz

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The Test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-- but you don't have to be
Title
The Test
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why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-- but you don't have to be
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Anya Kamenetz
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Why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-- but you don't have to be
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why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing, but you dont have to be
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Language
eng
Summary
"In many public schools, students are spending up to 28 percent of instructional time on testing and test prep. Starting this year, the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 45 states will bring an unprecedented level of new, more difficult, and longer mandatory tests to nearly every classroom in the nation up to five times a year--forcing our national testing obsession to a crisis point. Taxpayers are spending extravagant money on these tests--up to $1.4 billion per year--and excessive tests are stunting children's spirits, adding stress to family life, and slowly killing our country's future competitiveness. Yet even so, we still want our kids to score off the charts on every test they take, in elementary school and beyond. And there will be a lot of them. This book is an exploration of that dilemma, and a strategy for how to solve it"--
Summary
Starting this year, the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 45 states will bring an unprecedented level of new, more difficult, and longer mandatory tests to nearly every classroom in the nation up to five times a year—forcing our national testing obsession to a crisis point. Taxpayers are spending extravagant money on these tests—up to $1.4 billion per year—and excessive tests are stunting children’s spirits, adding stress to family life, and slowly killing our country’s future competitiveness. Yet even so, we still want our kids to score off the charts on every test they take, in elementary school and beyond. And there will be a lot of them. How do we preserve space for self-directed learning and development, while also asking our children to make the score and make a mark? This book is an exploration of that dilemma, and a strategy for how to solve it
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10394158
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1980-
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Kamenetz, Anya
Dewey number
371.26
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Education
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Education and state
  • Academic achievement
  • EDUCATION
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • EDUCATION
Target audience
adult
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why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing, but you don't have to be
Label
The Test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-- but you don't have to be, Anya Kamenetz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-248) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
The problem. Ten arguments against testing ; The history of tests ; The politics of tests -- The solutions. Opting out ; The four teams ; Measuring what matters ; Playing and winning the testing game
Control code
ocn891185661
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781610394413
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014035859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891185661
Label
The Test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-- but you don't have to be, Anya Kamenetz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-248) 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
The problem. Ten arguments against testing ; The history of tests ; The politics of tests -- The solutions. Opting out ; The four teams ; Measuring what matters ; Playing and winning the testing game
Control code
ocn891185661
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781610394413
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014035859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891185661

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