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Reform: Putting Testing Flaws In Context

77304767Anyone who's been reading the AJC series on testing mistakes and their consequences should probably also be familiar with Todd Farley's hilarious/depressing book Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry, which is now available online:

"Todd Farley's behind the scenes account of his years in the standardized testing industry is provocative, instructive, and often hilarious...."

To see whether testing practices and safeguards have gotten any better or worse since NCLB began, you should also check out Jacques Steinberg's big NYT series on testing from more than a decade ago (The Test Industry's FailuresWhen a Test Fails the SchoolsRight Answer, Wrong Score ).

Previous posts:  Test Scoring: The Elephant In The RoomA Scathing, Humorous Look Inside The Testing IndustryDan Rather Examines Test Scoring ...; "The Truth About Testing" At Columbia J-SchoolTesting Companies "Streamline" Scoring, Oversight.

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