Resources on Standardized Testing and its Alternatives
last updated July 2016
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Don Arnstine, Democracy and the Arts of Schooling
In Will Standards Save Public Schools, Debbie Meier proposes six alternative assumptions to the high stakes testing agenda
Alfie Kohn's website
Craig Gordon, What Does "Privatization of Public Schools" Mean?
Howard Berlak, History of NCLB
Howard Berlak, A Testing Bill of Rights
Harold Berlak A People's Guide to High-Stakes Testing in California 2006-7 (pdf file)
LynNell Hancock , How Are the Kids? Reporters need to look INSIDE the classroom!!!!
Nel Noddings, Thinking About Standards in Phi Delta Kappan , November 1997, pp. 184-189.
Reading and Tests: Grade Equivalent v Grade Level. Brief discussion on ca-resisters listserv.
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OTHER RELEVANT RESOURCES (see also these links as well.)
|C-5. Encourage test users to base decisions about test takers on multiple sources of appropriate information, not on a single test score.||C-5. Avoid using a single test score as the sole determinant of decisions about test takers. Interpret test scores in conjunction with other information about individuals.|