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By Mark J. Garrison

ISBN-10: 1438427778

ISBN-13: 9781438427775

ISBN-10: 1438427786

ISBN-13: 9781438427782

Asks how and why standardized checks became the ever present typical in which academic fulfillment and intelligence are measured.

How did standardized assessments develop into the degree of functionality in our public faculties? during this compelling paintings, Mark J. Garrison makes an attempt to respond to this query by way of reading the advance of standardized trying out, from the times of Horace Mann and Alfred Binet to the present scene. imminent the problem from a sociohistorical point of view, the writer demonstrates the methods standardized checking out has been used to serve the pursuits of the governing type by means of attaching a performance-based price to humans and upholding inequality in American society. The publication additionally discusses the consequences restructuring of standardized checking out could have at the way forward for schooling, particularly what it might probably do to do away with the degree of person worthy in response to performance.

Mark J. Garrison is affiliate Professor and Director of Doctoral courses at D’Youville College.

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