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The Resource The test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-but you don't have to be, Anya Kamenetz

The test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-but you don't have to be, Anya Kamenetz

Label
The test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-but you don't have to be
Title
The test
Title remainder
why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-but you don't have to be
Statement of responsibility
Anya Kamenetz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In many public schools, students are spending up to 28 percent of instructional time on testing and test prep. Starting this year, the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 45 states will bring an unprecedented level of new, more difficult, and longer mandatory tests to nearly every classroom in the nation up to five times a year--forcing our national testing obsession to a crisis point. Taxpayers are spending extravagant money on these tests--up to $1.4 billion per year--and excessive tests are stunting children's spirits, adding stress to family life, and slowly killing our country's future competitiveness. Yet even so, we still want our kids to score off the charts on every test they take, in elementary school and beyond. And there will be a lot of them. This book is an exploration of that dilemma, and a strategy for how to solve it"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
VTL
Dewey number
371.26
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-but you don't have to be, Anya Kamenetz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1576297
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781610394413
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014035859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1576297
  • (Sirsi) 1576297
  • (OCoLC)899244778
Label
The test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-but you don't have to be, Anya Kamenetz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1576297
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 262 pages
Isbn
9781610394413
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014035859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1576297
  • (Sirsi) 1576297
  • (OCoLC)899244778

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