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Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-Style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth (Suny)

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The federal government has based much of its education policies on those adopted in Texas. This book examines how "Texas-style" accountability--the notion that decisions governing retention, promotion, and graduation should be based on a single test score--fails Latina/o youth and their communities. The contributors, many of them from Texas, scrutinize state policies concerning high-stakes testing and provide new data that demonstrate how Texas's current system of testing results in a plethora of new inequalities. They argue that Texas policies exacerbate historic inequities, fail to accommodate the needs and abilities of English language learners, and that the dramatic educational improvement attributed to Texas's system of accountability is itself questionable. The book proposes a more valid and democratic approach to assessment and accountability that would combine standardized examinations with multiple sources of information about a student's academic performance.

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ISBN:
9780791462409
Editor:
Valenzuela, Angela
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Editor:
Valenzuela, Angela
Author:
Valenzuela, Angela
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Educational Policy & Reform
Subject:
Education-School Reform & Controversy
Series:
Suny Series, the Social Context of Education
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.96x6.10x.78 in. .95 lbs.

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