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By Mark J. Garrison

Asks how and why standardized checks became the ever present common wherein academic fulfillment and intelligence are measured.

How did standardized exams develop into the degree of functionality in our public faculties? during this compelling paintings, Mark J. Garrison makes an attempt to respond to this query via reading the improvement of standardized checking out, from the times of Horace Mann and Alfred Binet to the present scene. forthcoming the problem from a sociohistorical viewpoint, the writer demonstrates the methods standardized trying out has been used to serve the pursuits of the governing category by means of attaching a performance-based worth to humans and upholding inequality in American society. The e-book additionally discusses the results restructuring of standardized trying out might have at the way forward for schooling, in particular what it could actually do to do away with the degree of person worthy according to performance.

Mark J. Garrison is affiliate Professor and Director of Doctoral courses at D’Youville College.

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