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Tested : one American school struggles to make the grade, Linda Perlstein

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Tested : one American school struggles to make the grade
Title
Tested
Title remainder
one American school struggles to make the grade
Statement of responsibility
Linda Perlstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The pressure is on at schools across America. In recent years, reform efforts have created a new vision of education that emphasizes provable results, uniformity, and greater attention for floundering students. Schools are expected to behave more like businesses and judged almost solely on the bottom line: test scores. To see if this world is producing better students, Linda Perlstein immersed herself in a suburban Maryland elementary school, providing the first detailed view of how new education policies are modified by human realities.. The school, once deemed a failure, is now held up as an example of reform done right. Nine-year-olds meditate before exams and kindergartners write paragraphs. Teachers attempt to address diverse needs but feel compelled to focus on topics that will be tested at the expense of those that won't. Perlstein explores the rewards and costs of that transformation, through the experiences of the people who lived it.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perlstein, Linda
Dewey number
379.1/580975256
Index
index present
LC call number
LD7501.A493
LC item number
P47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tyler Heights Elementary School (Annapolis, Md.)
  • Education, Elementary
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Tested : one American school struggles to make the grade, Linda Perlstein
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm85162066
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 302 p. :
Isbn
9780805080827
Lccn
2007006599
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85162066
  • (OCoLC)85162066
Label
Tested : one American school struggles to make the grade, Linda Perlstein
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm85162066
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 302 p. :
Isbn
9780805080827
Lccn
2007006599
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o85162066
  • (OCoLC)85162066

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