Stop High stakes Testing

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.

Author: Dale D. Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742559386

Category: Education

Page: 178

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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.
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More Than a Score

These are the stories—in their own words—of some of those who are defying the corporate education reformers and fueling a national movement to reclaim public education.

Author: Jesse Hagopian

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781608464364

Category: Education

Page: 302

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"Jesse Hagopian brought a rare moment of truth to the corporate-dominated Education Nation show when he spoke on behalf of his colleagues at Garfield High in Seattle. He instantly became the voice and face of the movement to stop pointless and punitive high-stakes testing."—Diane Ravitch, author of Reign of Terror In cities across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are rallying against the abuses of high-stakes standardized testing. These are the stories—in their own words—of some of those who are defying the corporate education reformers and fueling a national movement to reclaim public education. Alongside the voices of students, parents, teachers, and grassroots education activists, the book features renowned education researchers and advocates, including Nancy Carrlson-Paige, Karen Lewis, and Monty Neill. Jesse Hagopian teaches history and is the Black Student Union adviser at Garfield High School, the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013. He is an associate editor of Rethinking Schools, and winner of the 2013 "Secondary School Teacher of Year" award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. He is a contributing author to Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation and 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History, and writes regularly for Truthout, Black Agenda Report, and the Seattle Times Op-Ed page.
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No One Left Standing

How Parents Can Help Kids Improve Test Scores; Taking the Stakes Out of
Literacy Testing (Second Edition). Wurdinger, S. D. (2011). Time for Action: Stop
Teaching to the Test and Start Teaching Skills. Hursh, D. (2008). High-Stakes
Testing ...

Author: Michele Wages

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475822649

Category: Education

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Every public school student in the U.S. will experience various types of testing each year. For decades, the purpose and quality of such testing, the time it takes to administer and take the test and how the data is used are the topic of discussion among students, parents, educators and policymakers. Those supporting the importance of testing assume that more assessment improves student achievement and that the pros of testing outweigh their ‘perceptions’ of the additional costs. Those against excessive testing, believe that schools are sacrificing learning time in order to test or prepare for the test. They also believe that reduced learning time of non -tested subjects occurs and more time is given to those students that are performing right below the proficiency score or “bubble kids” instead of developing every student’s full potential. Testing in U.S. public schools is out of control. The stress and pressures for all involved have effects that are not even measureable in most instances. Is this really the best thing for our schools? Are there alternative measures that may serve our future in a better way? Will the rewrite of NCLB be enough?
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With Literacy and Justice for All

High-stakes testing and NCLB are the lightning rod issues here; a key demand,
therefore, must be to rescind the law and to stop high-stakes testing. But there are
other demands, ... Each of them has connections with high-stakes testing. In fact ...

Author: Carole Edelsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317433804

Category: Education

Page: 330

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The third edition of With Literacy and Justice for All: Rethinking the Social in Language and Education continues to document Carole Edelsky's long involvement with socially critical, holistic approaches to the everyday problems and possibilities facing teachers of language and literacy. This book helps education professionals understand the educational/societal situations they are dealing with, and literacy instruction and second language learning in particular contexts. Edelsky does not offer simplistic pedagogical formulas, but rather, progressively works through differences and tensions in the discourses and practices of sociolinguistics, bilingual education, whole language, and critical pedagogy--fields whose practitioners and advocates too often work in isolation from each other and, at times, at cross purposes. In this edition, what Edelsky means by rethinking is improving and extending her own views, while at the same time demonstrating that such rethinking always occurs in the light of history. The volume includes a completely new Introduction and two entirely new chapters: one on reconceptualizing literacy learning as second language learning, and another on taking a historical view of responses to standardized testing. Throughout, in updating the volume, Edelsky uses a variety of structural styles to note contrasts in her views across time and to make the distinction clear between the original material and the current additions. This edition is a rare example of a scholarly owning-up to changes in thinking, and a much needed demonstration of the historically grounded nature of knowledge. As a whole, the third edition emphasizes recursiveness and questioning within a deliberately political framework.
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The Dismantling of Public Education and How to Stop It

Schools do very little creative teaching.”46 Several questions are posed by high
stakes tests. Do scores accurately show what children have learned? Do the
tests cause students to learn less than they deserve to know? Do children learn
to ...

Author: Elaine B. Johnson

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781461663515

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Here, Elaine Johnson examines of the state of education in the twenty-first century using science, rather than business as a more reliable and positive guide for education. The application of scientific principles of interrelatedness, self-organization, and differentiation to leadership and teaching, transforms schools into places that improve school performance. Chapters describe practical approaches to teaching math, science and foreign languages. This book analyzes the influence on education of the business model calling for growth, competition, measurable target, and accountability. It also discusses the effects on young people of immense high schools, charter schools, and statewide standardized achievement tests.
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The Unintended Consequences of High stakes Testing

Children often stop by the science lab each morning to greet the rabbit and help
feed the fish . Each year , the entire fifth ... Two years later , following the
introduction of high - stakes testing , this school is a different place . The initial
test scores ...

Author: M. Gail Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742526275

Category: Education

Page: 179

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To understand how high-stakes accountability has influenced teaching and learning, this book looks at the consequences that high-stakes tests hold for students, teachers, administrators, and the public, and demonstates the negative effects of such testing on nontested subjects, minority students, and students with special needs.
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International Education

Johnson, Dale D., and Bonnie Johnson. High Stakes: Children, Testing, and
Failure in American Schools. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. Johnson,
Dale D., Bonnie Johnson, Stephen J. Farenga, and Daniel Ness. Stop High-
Stakes ...

Author: Daniel Ness

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317467502

Category: Political Science

Page: 879

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This encyclopedia is the most current and exhaustive reference available on international education. It provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of key topics, concepts, and issues, as well as in-depth studies of approximately 180 national educational systems throughout the world. Articles examine education broadly and at all levels--from primary grades through higher education, formal to informal education, country studies to global organizations.
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The Crucial Voice of People Past

... high-stakes testing strategy has widely failed to turn around our low-achieving
schools and is causing serious harm. ... to stop being passive about the test and
sanctions strategy that many politicians and the education establishment have ...

Author: Victoria M. Young

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475800207

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The Crucial Voice of the People Past and Present

... high-stakes testing strategy has widely failed to turn around our low-achieving
schools and is causing serious harm. ... to stop being passive about the test and
sanctions strategy that many politicians and the education establishment have ...

Author: Victoria M. Young

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781475800227

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Here is a fresh, common-sense take on education reform, not by an educator or administrator or politico, but by a concerned mother and citizen who dares to proclaim that America is NOT offering a quality education to ALL its children. Young sees an effective public education system as a fundamental function of a strong republic. Yet opposing political agendas are directing federal, state, and local lawmakers toward failed programs, wasted dollars, and poor results for American public education. In The Crucial Voice of the People, Past and Present, Young presents important insights into what can be done to “fix” America’s public education system. Her research and observations are eye opening and provide all readers with a galvanizing focus on what needs to be done and how to get there. But most importantly, the book energizes parents with new ideas and tools to improve the schools in their own communities. The Crucial Voice of the People, Past and Present is a call to the public education system to openly listen and to communities to make themselves heard.
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The Impact of High stakes Testing on the Academic Futures of Non mainstream Students

There ar groups of parents , teachers , students who have organized against the
high stakes testing movement who are trying to stop the incessant movement to
standardize and homogenize the school curriculum and then to teach only to ...

Author: Gail Singleton Taylor

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: PSU:000054230972

Category: Education

Page: 262

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This book is about the impact of testing on the academic futures of students.
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The FairTest Examiner

In a last - minute effort to stop a massive increase in federally ' mandated student
testing , FairTest joined with Rep . Bobby Scott ( D - VA ) ... Kozol is a signer of
the Alliance ' s “ High - Stakes Testing : A Statement of Concern and Call to
Action .

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ISBN: UVA:X006162182

Category: Examinations

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Policy Tools for Improving Education

Comparing states with high - stakes tests and those without such tests , Pedulla
et al . ... and has led to the formation of organized parent groups such as the
Parents ' Coalition to Stop High - Stakes Testing in New York ( McDonnell , 2002
) .

Author: Robert E. Floden

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 0935302301

Category: Education

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This volume of Review of Research in Education is devoted to research on "policy tools" that could be used to promote improvements in education. The volume comprises chapters on standards and assessments—tools that have formed the core of a "standards-based" approach to education policy that has been central in discussions of education policy in the past two decades. Chapters also address two areas—professional development and educational technology—that have been featured in policy discussions but do not neatly fit the notion of "tools". Policymakers have invested heavily in both these areas, presumably with the thought that additional resources would be used to produce improved outcomes. In comparison with standards and assessments, however, these two "tools" are more oriented toward increasing the capacity of the system than toward pushing the system in a particular direction.
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Choice

Googling “ higher education assessment ” provides almost 50 , 000 entries on
theory and practice , detailed how - to guides ... H . McNeill , formerly , Azusa
Pacific University 46 - 4583 LB3051 2007 - 8961 CIP Stop high - stakes testing :
an ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106017987774

Category: Academic libraries

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Standardized Testing in Schools

Collateral Damage: How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools.
Cambridge, MA... Harvard Education Press ... Benton and Holly K. Hacker. "
Efforts to stop TAKS cheating often fall short," The Dallas Morning News. 4 June
2007.

Author: Holly Dolezalek

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1604531134

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Explores the controversy surrounding standardized testing, discussing what a standardized test is, its history, and how testing affects teaching, along with arguments for and against testing.
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Creating Tomorrow s Schools Today

We must get over our fixation with academic standards and high-stakes testing
and stop believing that increased academic rigour is the answer to our future
needs. It is interesting that, as the education system has become more
academically ...

Author: Richard Gerver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472912831

Category: Education

Page: 176

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'It's time to focus on the needs of our children, not the whims of our politicians, to provide a way forward for a new landscape in education.' Is our education system working? What future are we preparing our children for? What future do we NEED to prepare our children for? Are we at risk of failing a generation? In this updated edition of renowned education speaker Richard Gerver's book we are faced with these worrying questions and many more regarding the schools our children are attending, the curriculum they are following and the testing system used to catagorise them. In this rousing call for educational revolution, Richard argues passionately that we must fight harder for our children's futures and we must do it today! Richard describes the strategies he used when he was brought in as head teacher to turn around Grange Primary school. It was there that he implemented his vision for a school system that caters for every child; a system that helps nurture self-confidence, self-worth, creativity, innovative thinking, team-working and communication skills - all key employability skills that children will need in the fast-moving world of technology and information they are growing up in. Richard is now the second most successful education speaker in the world behind Sir Ken Robinson, who describes Richard as 'one of the clearest and most passionate voices for radical change in education' and wrote the foreword for this book. Richard has updated Creating Tomorrow's Schools Today based on his visits to schools on every continent, his conversations on education with teachers and industry-leading visionaries such as Steve Wozniak, and in the context of an education system that he fears is forgetting the future we need to prepare our children for. Reforms, tweaks and new policies are not enough – a radical transformation is needed. If you read only one Education manifesto in the next year, this is it! Join the conversation: #Edvision
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50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America s Public Schools

This marked the onset of the high-stakes testing movement. It gained ... It is
absurd to think that a high school exit exam or any other high school preparation
will stop college professors from complaining about the students being sent to
them.

Author: David C. Berliner

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772812

Category: Education

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Two of the most respected voices in education and a team of young education scholars identify 50 myths and lies that threaten America's public schools. With hard-hitting information and a touch of comic relief, Berliner, Glass, and their Associates separate fact from fiction in this comprehensive look at modern education reform. They explain how the mythical failure of public education has been created and perpetuated in large part by political and economic interests that stand to gain from its destruction. They also expose a rapidly expanding variety of organizations and media that intentionally misrepresent facts. Many of these organizations also suggest that their goal is unbiased service in the public interest when, in fact, they represent narrow political and financial interests. Where appropriate, the authors name the promoters of these deceptions and point out how they are served by encouraging false beliefs. This provocative book features short essays on important topics to provide every elected representative, school administrator, school board member, teacher, parent, and concerned citizen with much food for thought, as well as reliable knowledge from authoritative sources. “Berliner and Glass are long-time critics of wrong-headed education reforms. 50 Myths and Lies continues their record of evidence-based truth-telling. Joined by 19 young scholars in identifying 50 of the worst ideas for changing our nation's schools, they are able to sort through the cacophony of today’s all too often ill-informed debate. Anyone involved in making decisions about today’s schools should read this book.” —Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University “This book is true grit. It’s the gritty reality of hard data. It’s the irritating grit that makes you shift in your seat. And it’s the grit that sometimes makes you want to weep. Well argued, well written—whether you agree or disagree with this book, if you care about the future of public education, you mustn’t ignore it.” —Andy Hargreaves, professor, Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College “50 Myths and Lies is a powerful defense of public education and a discerning refutation of the reckless misimpressions propagated by a juggernaut of private-sector forces and right-wing intellectuals who would gladly rip apart the legacy of democratic schooling in America. It is a timely and hard-hitting book of scholarly but passionate polemic. The teachers of our children will be grateful.” —Jonathan Kozol, educator, author of Fire in the Ashes “What do you get when two world-class scholars and a team of talented analysts take a hard look at 50 widely held yet unsound beliefs about U.S. public schools? Well, in this instance you get a flat-out masterpiece that, by persuasively blending argument and evidence, blasts those beliefs into oblivion. Required reading? You bet!” —W. James Popham, professor emeritus, UCLA David C. Berliner is an educational psychologist and bestselling author. He was professor and dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University. Gene V Glass is a senior researcher at the National Education Policy Center and a research professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. TheirAssociates are the hand-picked leading PhDs and PhDs in training from their respective institutions.
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Role Reversal

Discard your worksheets and stop assigning homework. Stop giving quizzes and
turn your tests into diagnostics to evaluate understanding. Remember ... In a
world rife with standards and high-stakes testing, educators are driven to assess.

Author: Mark Barnes

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416615552

Category: Education

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Want to make your students more responsible for their own learning? Want to create an academic environment in which students thrive and develop a genuine thirst for knowledge? Want to improve your students' standardized test results but avoid a "teach-to-the-test" mentality that throttles creativity and freedom? In this book, Mark Barnes introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment—a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. A results-only classroom is rich with individual and cooperative learning activities that help students demonstrate mastery learning on their own terms, without being constrained by standards and pedagogy. By embracing results-only learning, you will be able to transform your classroom into a bustling community of learners in which? * Students collaborate daily on a number of long-term, ongoing projects. * Students receive constant narrative feedback. * Yearlong projects target learning outcomes more meaningfully than worksheets, homework, tests, and quizzes. * Freedom and independence are valued over punitive points, percentages, and letter grades. * Students manage themselves and all but eliminate the need for traditional classroom management. Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios—and helps them attain uncommonly excellent results.
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Uses and Misuses of Data for Educational Accountability and Improvement

... as Parents Against Proficiency Testing in Ohio and the Parents Coalition to
Stop High Stakes Testing in New York . In between are organizations that
represent elected officials , test publishers , school administrators , education
researchers ...

Author: Joan L. Herman

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015061022128

Category: Education

Page: 383

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Looks at the challenges of accountability design, addressing such issues as the cultural debate surrounding the definition of standards, how test results are interpreted, and the effects of high-stakes testing.
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We Don t Need Another Hero

Struggle, Hope and Possibility in the Age of High-Stakes Schooling Gregory
Michie. extinguished a ... Most damning of all, the focus on high-stakes testing
an essential component of all the market-driven strategies—actually plays out at
ground level as a monumental distraction. ... Next time you're at the grocery store,
stop a random person and ask what the purpose of schools in America should be
.

Author: Gregory Michie

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772010

Category: Education

Page: 166

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In his latest book, bestselling author Gregory Michie critiques high-stakes schooling and provides a powerful alternative vision of teaching as a humanistic enterprise, students as multidimensional beings, and schools as spaces where young people can imagine and become, not just achieve. Drawing on his experiences over the past two decades as a classroom teacher, community volunteer, researcher, and teacher educator in Chicago's public schools, Michie offers compelling accounts of teaching and learning in urban America. Mindful of the complex realities educators face, he portrays urban schools as they really are: sites of struggle, hope, and possibility. At a time when others relentlessly trumpet a competitive, data-driven, corporatized notion of education, the essays in We Don't Need Another Hero challenge the dominant images of failing urban schools and bad teachers. Like Michie's now classic Holler If You Hear Me, this book gives much-needed hope to new and seasoned teachers alike. It is also an important resource for school administrators, policymakers, parents, and anyone who wants to better understand what is really happening in American schools. Gregory Michie teaches in the Department of Foundations and Social Policy at Concordia University Chicago. He is the bestselling author of Holler If You Hear Me: The Education of a Teacher and His Students, Second Edition, and See You When We Get There: Teaching for Change in Urban Schools. “Greg Michie is right: we don't need another hero. The heroes are already there: they are our students, as well as the teachers and administrators who have a passion for justice.Those are the voices we must heed.” —From the Foreword by Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst “There is no writer working today who captures the excruciating complexity of a life in teaching with as much grace and clarity as Gregory Michie. These everyday heroes are the heart of teaching and the soul of democracy.” —William Ayers, educator and bestselling author of To Teach, Third Edition and Teaching the Taboo “Gregory Michie's experiences in the classroom and his purview post-teaching make this a good peek into the thoughts of a man willing to challenge the current notions of education reform. Rather than sit in frustration over the current tenor surrounding these so-called reforms, Michie seeks meaningful progress and solutions.” —Jose Luis Vilson, NYC Public School lead teacher and writer at TheJoseVilson.com
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A Parent s Guide to High Stakes Testing

... feel like they belong . Some people who don ' t have much money would think
they belong as much as those who The third reason is that it would stop some
students. do . chosen . 62 A PARENT ' S GUIDE TO HIGH STAKES TESTING.

Author: Edith N. Wagner

Publisher: Learning Express Llc

ISBN: 1576854175

Category: Education

Page: 188

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Provides parents with a comprehensive outline of today's educational standards. Explains the new standards and the language of education. Considers the education a child is getting and explains how each state measures academic achievement. Outlines the goals and content of new standardized tests, provides sample English and math questions with answer explanations, and offers guidance for the English and math assessment tests from elementary through high school. Presents a list of state websites for more information on specific tests and dates and explains how the No Child Left Behind bill affects you.
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