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Garrison, Mark J., 1968-
A measure of failure : the political origins of standardized testing / Mark J. Garrison
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LB3060.3 .G37 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Achievement tests -- United States -- History
Education -- Standards -- United States -- History
Physical Description xii, 140 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-131) and index
Contents A measure of failure -- The nature and function of standards -- Academic achievement and ability as forms of vertical classification -- Standardized tests as markers of social value -- The rise of public education: the impulse to mark achievement and ability -- Achievement testing: the case of Horace Mann -- Intelligence testing: the case of Alfred Binet -- Political origins of testing -- The failure of testing

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