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9%OFFJessica Zacher Pandya - Overtested: How High-Stakes Accountability Fails English Language Learners (Language and Literacy (Hardcover)) - 9780807752487 - V9780807752487
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Overtested: How High-Stakes Accountability Fails English Language Learners (Language and Literacy (Hardcover))

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Description for Overtested: How High-Stakes Accountability Fails English Language Learners (Language and Literacy (Hardcover)) Hardcover. Series: Teachers College Press: Language & Literacy. Num Pages: 160 pages, black & white illustrations, figures. BIC Classification: JNSV. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 152 x 15. Weight in Grams: 367.

This timely book explores what is often overlooked in policy debates about the education of English language learners: how the day-to-day dynamics of the classroom are affected by high-stakes testing and the pressures students and teachers experience and internalize as a result. The author presents and analyzes classroom observations, student work, and test scores, as well as interviews with students and teachers. A disturbing picture of today’s overtested public school classroom emerges from the events and practices described in this book. While hard to believe, all the depictions presented took place in a real elementary school classroom and reflect the ... Read more

Overtested not only describes the flaws in our current accountability system, but it also provides real-world solutions that can have an immediate and positive effect at the classroom, state, and national level. Chapters address key debates such as how to measure proficiency, the validity of various language assessment tools, the overuse of assessment, and the risks and benefits of teaching language arts to English language learners via mandated, structured curricula.

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Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
Teachers College Press
Condition
New
Series
Teachers College Press: Language & Literacy
Number of Pages
160
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780807752487
SKU
V9780807752487
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