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A measure of failure : the political origins of standardized testing / Mark J. Garrison.

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Author/Creator:
Garrison, Mark J., 1968-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2009.
Format:
  • Book
  • xii, 140 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-131) and index.
Contents:
  • A measure of failure
  • The nature and function of standards
  • Academic achievement and ability as forms of vertical classification
  • Standardized tests as markers of social value
  • The rise of public education: the impulse to mark achievement and ability
  • Achievement testing: the case of Horace Mann
  • Intelligence testing: the case of Alfred Binet
  • Political origins of testing
  • The failure of testing.
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ISBN:
1438427786
9781438427782
1438427778
9781438427775

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