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Farley, Todd
Making the grades : my misadventures in the standardized testing industry / Todd S. Farley
Alternate Title My misadventures in the standardized testing industry
Sausalito, Calif. : PoliPointPress, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LB3060.77 .F37 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Examinations -- United States -- Scoring
Educational tests and measurements
Subject Farley, Todd -- Career in test scoring
Subject(s) Business and education -- United States
Physical Description xi, 253 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes index
Contents Wage slave. Scoring monkey -- Numbers -- The wheat from the chaff -- Off task -- Management. Table leader -- The oracle of Princeton -- The king of scoring -- A real job -- Retirement. My own private Halliburton -- Working in theory -- Warm bodies
Summary The No Child Left Behind Act uses the phrase scientifically-based research more than 100 times when discussing standardized testing, but Making the Grades raises serious questions about the validity of many large-scale assessments simply by describing one man's career in the industry. This first-hand account of life in the testing business is alternately edifying and hilarious

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