Testocrats push for more exams

McCarthy, Colman
March 2005
National Catholic Reporter;3/11/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 19, p17
Discusses a proposed law by President George W. Bush which requires federally funded standardized testing for children in 9th grade through 12th. Performance of American high school students compared with Japanese, Chinese and European students; Shift from fear-based learning to desire-based learning; Prevalence of fear-based learning in high schools that push Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.


Related Articles

  • Students' Writing Skills Found 'Distressingly' Poor by NAEP. B. R. // Education Week;4/9/1986, Vol. 5 Issue 29, p4 

    The article reports on the survey that U.S. elementary and secondary school students have poor writing skills, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Archie E. Lapointe, NAEP's executive director, previewed the study's finding which includes the writing assessments...

  • Opinions of Students and Teachers in Relation to High School Entrance Exam-SBS (Case of Erzurum). GÜNDOĞDU, Kerim; KIZILTAŞ, Emine; ÇİMEN, Nesrin // Ilkogretim Online;2010, Vol. 9 Issue 1, Special section p316 

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the opinions of second level elementary (6 to 8. grades) students and teachers who are affected by the recently introduced high school entrance exam (SBS). A total of 1143 students and 172 subject teachers from 18 Erzurum elementary schools...

  • REASSESSING ASSESSMENT TESTS. Padrón, Eduardo J. // Hispanic;May2007, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p14 

    The author discusses the need to reassess the assessment tests for children in the U.S. They said that assessment is the essential dosing of the learning loop that guides tomorrow's efforts. They emphasized that the assessment methods should be as discerning and creative as all the other events...

  • ETS Contract for California High School Exit Exam Faces Challenge.  // Educational Marketer;8/11/2003, Vol. 34 Issue 23, p3 

    Reports on the challenges faced by California students on the exit examination the would determine students from graduating from high school. Delay on the implementation of the exam as a graduation requirement; Annual number of students taking the exam; Postponement of the graduation...

  • Indiana Out in Front on Giving Students Extra Help. Olson, Lynn // Education Week;05/31/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 38, p15 

    Deals with the efforts of Indiana schools to help students pass its high school exit educational tests. Programs launched by the schools to help students who fail the exams; Performance of students who participated in school-sponsored remedial efforts.

  • THE SCENE AT MHS.  // Munday Courier (TX);9/10/2008, Vol. 35 Issue 40, p5 

    The article provides updates on the performance of Munday High School students in the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test.

  • More Than Half of California 9th Graders Flunk Exit Exam. Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy // Education Week;06/20/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 41, p19 

    Reports that a low percentage of students passed the high school exit examination in California. Implication of the exam results on the state's educational policies; Types of tests included in the examination; Passing percentage required under the exit examination.

  • Minnesota Students Denied Diplomas In Testing Error Attend Special Graduation At State Capitol.  // Jet;10/30/2000, Vol. 98 Issue 21, p20 

    Focuses on a recognition ceremony in St. Paul given in honor of sixteen Minnesota high school students who were denied their diplomas last spring because of a testing-score error.

  • High expectations and high-stakes tests for all students...  // Curriculum Administrator;Mar1998, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p26 

    Focuses on Regents Examination, a curriculum-based external examination system established by New York State, for high school students. Percentage of students working toward Regent diplomas; Benefits of the system; Comments from David Monk, chairman of Cornell University's education department,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics