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Author Sacks, Peter.

Title Standardized minds : the high price of America's testing culture and what we can do to change it / Peter Sacks.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Perseus Books, c1999.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    379.158 SAC    Available
Description xii, 351 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-334) and index.
Contents Meritocracy's crooked yardstick -- Inventing intelligence: the origins of mental measurement -- Babes in test land: the sorting begins -- Crusade: rise of the test-driven accountability machine in our schools -- Crime and punishment: how the accountability machine hurts schoolchildren -- Great American dumb-down: how the accountability machine harms schools -- Do no harm: stopping the damage to American schools -- Unnatural selection: testing in the American workplace -- Standardized minds: thinking styles and the testing game -- The big business of testing -- Authentic achievement: assessing performance in American schools -- Harmful admissions: why the meritocracy needs fixing -- Beyond the SAT: merit that matters.
Subject Educational tests and measurements -- United States -- Evaluation.
Education -- Standards -- United States.
Academic achievement -- United States.
Added Title High price of America's testing culture and what we can do to change it
ISBN 0738204331(pbk.) : $17.50

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