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    Making the Grades
    Making the Grades
    My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry
    In this alternately amusing and appalling expos of the standardized test industry, fifteen - year veteran Todd Farley describes statisticians who make decisions about students without even looking at their test answers; state education officials willing to change the way tests are scored whenever they don't like the results; and massive, multi - national, for - profit testing companies who regularly opt for expediency and profit over the altruistic educational goals of teaching and learning. Although there are absurd moments - as when Farley and coworkers had to grade students based on how they described the taste of their favorite food - the enormous importance of standardized tests in the post ''No Child Left Behind'' era make this no laughing matter. ''This book is dynamite! The nice personal voice makes it utterly accessible and enticing, wholly apart from the terribly important ammunition it provides to those of us in the `testing wars' at national and local levels.'' - Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequities
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    Book Author
    Todd Farley
    Genre Education
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459626256
    Publisher
    Berrett-Koehler Publishers
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    18-Aug-2011

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