Raising Standards Or Raising Barriers?

Raising Standards Or Raising Barriers?

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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.The approved format for the TAAS essay, for all children in the state, is the aquot;five paragraph essay.aquot; Within this essay format, long discredited by teachers of writing, each of five paragraphs contains exactly five sentences. Each paragraph begins with a ... Students also complain about the persuasive essay. For example , ananbsp;...

Title:Raising Standards Or Raising Barriers?
Author:Gary Orfield, Mindy L. Kornhaber
Publisher:Priority PressPublications - 2001


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