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The testing charade

Daniel M. Koretz

The testing charade

pretending to make schools better

by Daniel M. Koretz

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Educational accountability,
  • Educational tests and measurements

  • About the Edition

    For decades we"ve been studying, experimenting with, and wrangling over different approaches to improving public education, and there"s still little consensus on what works and what to do. The one thing people seem to agree on is that schools need to be held accountable - we need to know whether what they"re doing is actually working. But what does it mean in practice? High-stakes tests. Lots of them. And that has created a crisis in American schools. Daniel Koretz, one of the nation"s foremost experts on educational testing, argues in The Testing Charade that the whole idea of test-based accountability has failed - it has increasingly become an end in itself, harming students and corrupting the very ideals of teaching. In this powerful polemic, built on unimpeachable evidence and rooted in decades of experience with educational testing, Koretz calls out high-stakes testing as a sham that is ripe for manipulation and shows little evidence of leading to educational improvement. Rather than setting up incentives to divert instructional time to pointless test prep, he argues, we need to measure what matters, and measure it in multiple ways - not just via standardized tests. RIght now, we"re lying to ourselves about whether our children are learning. And the longer we accept that lie, the more damage we do. It"s time to end our blind reliance on high-stakes tests. With The Testing Charade, Daniel Koretz insists that we face the facts and change course, and he gives us a blueprint for doing better. -- from dust jacket.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDaniel Koretz
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLB3051 .K668 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 275 pages
    Number of Pages275
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26939068M
    ISBN 10022640871X
    ISBN 109780226408712
    LC Control Number2017012607
    OCLC/WorldCa973371694

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The Testing Charade is accessible, riveting, and spot-on. Please put this important book on your must read list."-- John Merrow, author of Addicted to Reform. Praise for Daniel Koretz's Measuring Up: "The best explanation of standardized testing." /5(17).

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The book’s title, The Testing Charade, captures his point; excessive high-stakes testing undermines the goals of instruction and meaningful learning. For parents, teachers, school leaders, and advocates who want to understand how we got here, the book is an accessible exploration, charting a path toward more sensible assessment practices.

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by Matt Barnum. Harvard professor Daniel Koretz is on a mission: to convince policymakers that standardized tests have been widely misused. In his new book, “The Testing Charade,” Koretz argues that federal education policy over the last couple of decades — starting with No Child Left Behind, and continuing with the Obama administration’s push to evaluate teachers in part by test.

That a cadre of teachers was taught to believe that test prep was actually quality teaching is the most dangerous and lasting legacy of the United States’ ill-fated obsession with high-stakes standardized tests, according to “The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better,” a new book by a.

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The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better by Daniel Koretz covers the unintended negative consequences of the test-based school and teacher accountability system forced on schools by federal legislation.

In addition to outright cheating, he also points out how test prep leads to bad teaching and how non tested subjects are given short shrift. With The Testing Charade, Daniel Koretz insists that we face the facts and change course, and he gives us a blueprint for doing better.

About the Author Daniel Koretz is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the author of Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us.

Daniel Koretz’ TheTesting Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better may be the best book on testing since his Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells should all be grateful to Koretz’ editor who told him to stop “pulling your punches.” That’s why The Testing Charade “finally” uses “honest adjectives to describe the harm high-stakes testing has done to.

Daniel Koretz, one of the nation’s foremost experts on educational testing, argues in The Testing Charade that the whole idea of test-based accountability has failed—it has increasingly become an end in itself, harming students and corrupting the very ideals of teaching. In this powerful polemic, built on unimpeachable evidence and rooted Brand: University of Chicago Press.

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