A measure of failure : the political origins of standardized testing
Source:State University of New York Press, Albany, p.140 (2009)
Call Number:Cubb LB3060.3 .G37 2009
Keywords:Achievement tests--United States--History, Education--Standards--United States--History
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.