The Resource The testing trap : how state writing assessments control learning, George Hillocks, Jr. ; foreword by Miles Myers, (eBook)

The testing trap : how state writing assessments control learning, George Hillocks, Jr. ; foreword by Miles Myers, (eBook)

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The testing trap : how state writing assessments control learning
Title
The testing trap
Title remainder
how state writing assessments control learning
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George Hillocks, Jr. ; foreword by Miles Myers
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eng
Summary
Through interviews with over 300 teachers and administrators, Hillocks examines whether state writing tests in Illinois, Kentucky, Oregon, New York, and Texas actually improve students' ability to express their thinking in writing. Ultimately, Hillocks argues that the majority of existing tests actually have a harmful effect on the way students are taught to write. Hillocks demonstrates how the structure of assessment is actually responsible for the low level of thinking encouraged and reinforced in American classrooms. It is his contention that although politicians call for excellence, the tests that they create, and the formulaic writing they accept as passing, actually point to mediocrity as their true aim. In this way, political objectives are easily achieved but our children suffer the consequences. In addition to providing analyses of assessments that do not encourage good writing, The testing trap contrasts them to those that do. Concluding with practical procedures for examining and evaluating writing assessments, this book is a provocative and essential read for administrators, teachers, policymakers, parents, and all who care about the education of our children
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document
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1934-
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Hillocks, George
Dewey number
371.26/0973
Series statement
  • eBooks from EBSCOhost
  • Language and literacy series
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  • Educational tests and measurements
  • English language
  • EDUCATION
  • STUDY AIDS
  • EDUCATION
  • Electronic books
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The testing trap : how state writing assessments control learning, George Hillocks, Jr. ; foreword by Miles Myers, (eBook)
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https://atxlibrary.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=98778
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The politics of mandatory assessment -- The study of state writing assessments -- Foundations of testing -- A test is not a test -- High stakes and mediocrity in Texas -- Teachers and administrators under pressure: the case of Texas -- Locking-in formulaic writing: the case of Illinois -- Schools, teachers, and the Illinois assessment -- Writing about texts: the case of New York -- Portfolio assessment in Kentucky and Oregon -- Response to portfolio assessments: Oregon and Kentucky -- Testing, thinking, and needed change
Control code
945108
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 224 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations.
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remote
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  • (Sirsi) tsl-ebsco25910
  • (OCoLC)53093487
Label
The testing trap : how state writing assessments control learning, George Hillocks, Jr. ; foreword by Miles Myers, (eBook)
Link
https://atxlibrary.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=98778
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The politics of mandatory assessment -- The study of state writing assessments -- Foundations of testing -- A test is not a test -- High stakes and mediocrity in Texas -- Teachers and administrators under pressure: the case of Texas -- Locking-in formulaic writing: the case of Illinois -- Schools, teachers, and the Illinois assessment -- Writing about texts: the case of New York -- Portfolio assessment in Kentucky and Oregon -- Response to portfolio assessments: Oregon and Kentucky -- Testing, thinking, and needed change
Control code
945108
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) tsl-ebsco25910
  • (OCoLC)53093487

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