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Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience (Hardback)
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Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 12/07/2007
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Stop High-Stakes Testing: An Appeal to America's Conscience is a compelling indictment of the use of high-stakes assessments with punitive consequences in our public schools. The authors trace the history of the policy and document the inequities for children of poverty that undergird high-stakes testing practices. Lack of dental and medical care, environmental violence, insufficient school funding, racism, and classism-all factors that contribute to this dire situation-are discussed in depth. The authors make a convincing case for discontinuing the unjust testing that has been forced on our nation's public school children.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742559370
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 399 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 18 mm

This is an unforgettable and inspiring book that expands the reader's awareness and understanding of many of the issues and controversies surrounding high-stakes testing in such powerful, alarming and enlightening ways. It is a touching, yet startling, look into the lives of the `excluded children'. -- Kathleen Schlichting, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Overall, the book is well-written, conscientious, sound and responsible. * Teachers College Record *
The authors call for corrective justice-a sustained national commitment to eliminating the class differences that have stacked the deck against America's poor and minorities. * American School Board Journal, October 2008 *
Highly recommended. -- M. J. Garrison * CHOICE, April 2009 *
This volume should bring high-stakes testing to the forefront of political discussion. The authors present a convincing case that documents the inequalities in educational communities that serve the included and excluded classes. The closing pages delineate what we all know should, can, and must be done to rid our schools of a stacked deck against children of poverty. -- Delores B. Malcolm, Former Director of Teaching and Learning Support, St. Louis Public Schools

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