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Author Garrison, Mark J., 1968-

Title A measure of failure : the political origins of standardized testing / Mark J. Garrison.

Publication Info. Albany : State University of New York Press, [2009]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 140 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Achievement tests -- United States -- History.
Education -- Standards -- United States -- History.
EDUCATION -- Evaluation.
STUDY AIDS -- Tests.
EDUCATION -- Testing & Measurement.
Achievement tests. (OCoLC)fst00795672
Education -- Standards. (OCoLC)fst00902789
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Garrison, Mark J., 1968- Measure of failure. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2009 9781438427775 1438427778 (DLC) 2008051366 (OCoLC)277142672
ISBN 9781441624086 (electronic bk.)
1441624082 (electronic bk.)
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