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Measuring Up: Standards, Assessment, and School Reform

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Measuring Up: Standards, Assessment, and School Reform

Robert Rothman

ISBN: 978-0-787-90055-7 March 1995 Jossey-Bass 240 Pages

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"The question that dismays all teachers and ought to concern everyparent because of what it reveals about what school can do to achild's curiosity -- ?Will this be on the test?' -- will never beanswered again in the same way. Bob Rothman offers a rich andcompelling account of the unfolding revolution in testing inAmerica's schools."
-- Richard P. Mills, Vermont commissioner of education

An award-winning journalist, Rothman cuts through the assessmentdebate -- a debate often characterized by misrepresentations andjargon -- to offer a highly accessible examination of the shift inthinking about testing. He underscores that any change must beginwith the And: what we want students to know and be able to do. Suchchanges demand a new way of knowing what students can achieve--anda system that enables them to achieve.
1. A Clash of Visions
2. 150 Years of Testing
3. The Emperor Has No Clothes
4. Pioneers in the State Houses
5. A Test for the Nation?
6. Between Rhetoric and Reality
7. Toward an AgAnda for Reform