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A measure of failure : the political origins of standardized testing

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

State University of New York Press, Albany, p.140 (2009)

Call Number:

Cubb LB3060.3 .G37 2009

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8336597

Keywords:

Achievement tests--United States--History, Education--Standards--United States--History

Abstract:

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.