The High Price of America's Testing Culture and What We Can Do to Change it
By (author) Peter Sack
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Standardized Minds by Peter Sack
Book DescriptionWe've been told time and time again that standardized tests aren't perfect but that they're the best tool we have for gauging aptitude and achievement. Is this really true? What are the flaws of such testing? Why is your father's occupation a better predictor of SAT scores than virtually any other factor? And, most important, what can we do to hold one another accountable to standards at all levels of schools and in the workplace?Standardized Minds dramatically shows how our unhealthy and enduring obsession with intelligence testing affects us all, from the day we enter kindergarten to the day we apply for that corporate job. Drawing creative solutions from the headlines and the frontlines, Sacks demonstrates proven alternatives to such testing and details a plan to make the American meritocracy legitimate and fair.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738204338
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter Sack
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Author Biography - Peter Sack
Peter Sacks is a journalist and essayist. His essays on education and American culture have appeared in Change, Thought & Action, The American Enterprise, and the New York Times. He lives in Boise, Idaho.
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