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Author Garrison, Mark J., 1968-

Title A measure of failure : the political origins of standardized testing / Mark J. Garrison
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 140 pages)
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Achievement tests -- United States -- History.
Education -- Standards -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1441624082 (electronic bk.)
9781441624086 (electronic bk.)