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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. <br/><br/>''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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    US$ 28.99

    Book Author
    Todd Farley
    Genre Education
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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