qKill the Messenger describes the current debate, the players, their interests, and their positions. It explains and refutes many of the common criticisms of testing. It describes testing opponents' strategies, through case studies of Texas and the SAT. It illustrates the profound media bias against testing. It acknowledges testing's limitations, and suggests how it can be improved. It defends testing by comparing it with its alternatives. And finally, it outlines the consequences for America of losing the qwar on standardized testing.qq--BOOK JACKET.Figure 5.1 New Rand Report Says Texas No Better than Average: Net Cumulative Scale Score Gains on State NAEP in the ... Instead, NewRand looked at a segment of gains in 4th-grade math, a segment of gains in 8th-grade math, and so on.
|Title||:||Kill the Messenger|
|Author||:||Richard P. Phelps|
|Publisher||:||Transaction Publishers -|