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The myth of achievement tests : the GED and the role of character in American life / edited by James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2014
Publication:
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Format:
  • Book
  • xvi, 452 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
  • Achievement tests and the role of character in American life / James J. Heckman and Tim Kautz
  • An institutional history of the GED / Lois M. Quinn
  • Growth in GED testing / John Eric Humphries
  • Who are the GEDs? / James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz
  • The economic and social benefits of GED certification / James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz
  • The military performance of GED holders / Janice H. Laurence
  • The GED testing program induces students to drop out / James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, Paul A. LaFontaine, and Pedro Rodr√≠guez
  • High-stakes testing and the rise of the GED / Andrew Halpern-Manners, John Robert Warren, and Eric Grodsky
  • Fostering and measuring skills : interventions that improve character and cognition / James J. Heckman and Tim Kautz
  • What should be done? / James J. Heckman, John Eric Humphries, and Tim Kautz.
Contributor:
Heckman, James J. (James Joseph), editor.
Humphries, John Eric, editor.
Kautz, Tim, editor.
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ISBN:
9780226100098
022610009X

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