Raising Standards or Raising Barriers? by Gary Orfield
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Raising Standards or Raising Barriers?
By Gary Orfield

Raising Standards or Raising Barriers?

Inequality and High-Stakes Testing in Public Education

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Raising Standards or Raising Barriers? by Gary Orfield

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More and more states require students to pass large-scale tests as a condition of promotion or graduation. What are the forces that have pushed high-stakes testing to the forefront of K-12 educational policy? Are such tests the best way to gauge educational attainment? This volume, commissioned by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, examines the economic and educational assumptions underlying the call for high-stakes tests.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870784521
ISBN-10: 0870784528
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gary Orfield

Gary Orfield is professor of education and social policy and codirector of the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA. Mindy Kornhaber is a researcher with the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, USA.

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