the unintended consequences of high stakes testing

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The Unintended Consequences Of High Stakes Testing

Author : M. Gail Jones
ISBN : 0742526275
Genre : Education
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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.

The Paradoxes Of High Stakes Testing

Author : George F. Madaus
ISBN : 9781607520276
Genre : Education
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The present context of testing and the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind make the proposed book timely and important. Current testing programs provide valuable information to teachers, parents, and policy-makers about students, schools, and school systems. But paradoxically, these programs have unintended yet predictable negative consequences for many students, teachers, and schools. It is essential that the public and policy-makers understand the scope and impacts that result from the inherent paradoxical nature of high-stakes testing.

High Stakes Testing

Author : Vern Louis Alexander
ISBN : OCLC:54483957
Genre : Discrimination in education
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Making Failure Pay

Author : Jill P. Koyama
ISBN : 9780226451756
Genre : Education
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A little-discussed aspect of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is a mandate that requires failing schools to hire after-school tutoring companies—the largest of which are private, for-profit corporations—and to pay them with federal funds. Making Failure Pay takes a hard look at the implications of this new blurring of the boundaries between government, schools, and commerce in New York City, the country’s largest school district. As Jill P. Koyama explains in this revelatory book, NCLB—a federally legislated, state-regulated, district-administered, and school-applied policy—explicitly legitimizes giving private organizations significant roles in public education. Based on her three years of ethnographic fieldwork, Koyama finds that the results are political, problematic, and highly profitable. Bringing to light these unproven, unregulated private companies’ almost invisible partnership with the government, Making Failure Pay lays bare the unintended consequences of federal efforts to eliminate school failure—not the least of which is more failure.

Multiple High Stakes Testing Impacts Of Rural Micropolitan And Urban Tennesseans Over Time And Pertinent Demographics

Author : Laura Marie Graves
ISBN : 0542827263
Genre : Educational accountability
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Using an ex post facto descriptive design, this study analyzed data from 62 counties reflecting 77 school systems within rural, micropolitan, and urban settings and within the total cohort in Tennessee for trends over time since the implementation of No Child Left Behind in the following areas: changes in proficiency rates of subgroups on the Gateway English II and Algebra I exit exams; changes in the numbers of students receiving special education (SPED) services; and changes in SPED dropout and graduation rates. Two intended consequences were found. Results showed increased proficiency rates for the total cohort taking the Gateway English II and the Algebra I exit exams. Additionally, the subgroups of SPED and White students taking the English II exit exam also increased proficiency rates within rural, micropolitan, and urban settings. Results indicated unintended consequences of increased numbers of students in special education in rural settings and increased numbers of SPED students dropping out of school for the total cohort.

Collateral Damage

Author : Sharon Lynn Nichols
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123347283
Genre : Education
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For more than a decade, the debate over high-stakes testing has dominated the field of education. This passionate and provocative book provides a fresh perspective on the issue and powerful ammunition for opponents of high-stakes tests.Drawing on their extensive research, Nichols and Berliner document and categorize the ways that high-stakes testing threatens the purposes and ideals of the American education system. Their analysis is grounded in the application of Campbells Law, which posits that the greater the social consequences associated with a quantitative indicator (such as test scores), the more likely it is that the indicator itself will become corruptedand the more likely it is that the use of the indicator will corrupt the social processes it was intended to monitor.Nichols and Berliner illustrate both aspects of this corruption, showing how the pressures of high-stakes testing erode the validity of test scores and distort the integrity of the education system. Their analysis provides a coherent and comprehensive intellectual framework for the wide-ranging arguments against high-stakes testing, while putting a compelling human face on the data marshalled in support of those arguments.

Principals Perceptions Of High Stakes Accountability Testing Policies Influence On Their Behavior As Instructional Leaders

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ISBN : 9780549446187
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Conclusions in this study present useful information for public school elementary principal as instructional leader coping with high-stakes accountability testing policies.

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