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Author Wainer, Howard.

Title Uneducated guesses : using evidence to uncover misguided education policies / Howard Wainer.

Imprint Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    378.1662 WAI    Available
Description xvi, 175 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What happens if the SAT is made optional? -- Substituting achievement tests for aptitude tests -- Cut-offs for scholarships -- The aptitude-achievement function: an aid for allocating educational resources -- Comparing the incomparable -- On examinee choice in educational testing -- What if choice is part of the test? -- A little ignorance is a dangerous thing -- Assessing teachers from student scores: on the practicality of value-added models -- Shopping for colleges when what we know ain't -- Of cats and claims: the first step toward wisdom.
Subject Universities and colleges -- United States -- Entrance examinations.
Education -- Standards -- United States.
Educational evaluation -- United States.
ISBN 9780691149288 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691149283 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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