Why the Testing Craze Won't Fix Our Schools
Edited by Kathy Swope and Barbara Miner
The long arm of standardized testing is reaching into every nook and cranny of education. Yet relying on standardized tests distorts student learning, exacerbates inequities for low-income students and students of color, and undermines true accountability.
Failing Our Kids includes more than 50 articles that provide a compelling critique of standardized tests and also outline alternative ways to assess how well our children are learning.
"Informative, thoughtful, and compassionate. Failing Our Kids is part fact sheet, part clear-eyed analysis, and part passionate cry for our children's future."
Paperback 148 pp. ISBN 0-942961-26-9
You can download a PDF file that includes the Table of Contents,Introduction and a Q&A article that answers many common questionsabout the misuse of standardized tests. The file is 233 kilobytes.
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