America's "Failing" Schools: How Parents and Educators Can Cope with No Child Left Behind

America's "Failing" Schools: How Parents and Educators Can Cope with No Child Left Behind

By: W. James Popham (author)Hardback

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In America's "Failing" Schools, W. James Popham provides parents and teachers explanations of No Child Left Behind as a whole, walking them through the implications for standardized testing in particular, in language that is uncomplicated and straightforward. Popham offers definitions of the law and its key terms, explanations of what it really means when a school is labeled "failing," and concrete suggestions for what can be done in response.

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W. James Popham is a nationally recognized expert on educational testing. For 30 years he taught courses at UCLA in instructional methods for prospective teachers, and courses in evaluation and measurement. He has written 20 books and more than 250 articles, reports, and papers on the subject.


Preface to the Paperback Edition Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: The No Child Left Behind Act 1. A Major Education Law's Testing Requirements 2. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP): Little Letters--Big Impact 3. Report Cards--And Sanctions Part Two: Educational Tests: The Heart of the Matter 4. Some Nuts and Bolts of Educational Testing 5. Measuring Temperature With a Tablespoon 6. Today's Standards-Based Tests 7. Instructionally Supportive Accountability Tests Part Three: Evaluating Schools 8. The Evidence Needed to Evaluate Schools 9. Student Affect 10. Determining a Particular School's Quality 11.Conclusion: What To Do Now? Additional Reading Notes

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/04/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780415949477
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 168
  • ID: 9780415949477
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 0415949475

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