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The Pedagogy of Standardized Testing

The Radical Impacts of Educational Standardization in the US and Canada

Authors: Kempf, Arlo

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Based on a large-scale international study of teachers in Los Angeles, Chicago, Ontario, and New York, this book illustrates the ways increased use of high-stakes standardized testing is fundamentally changing education in the US and Canada with a negative overall impact on the way teachers teach and students learn. Standardized testing makes understanding students' strengths and weaknesses more difficult, and class time spent on testing consumes scarce time and attention needed to support the success of all students—further disadvantaging ELLs, students with exceptionalities, low income, and racially minoritized students.

About the authors

Arlo Kempf is Assistant Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada.

Reviews

"Arlo Kempf's The Pedagogy of Standardized Testing is a tour de force, performing a tremendous service to education scholars and practitioners alike. As opt-out movements led by parents, students, and teachers now gather momentum across both the United States and Canada, Kempf's book offers a handbook for resistance and change. The Pedagogy of Standardized Testing combines a detailed and informed review of the literature on standardized testing with strong empirical evidence. It includes rich and engaging anecdotes that not only bring the material to life but also help educators and policymakers see and understand the damage that test-oriented teaching and learning has wrought on schools. With this work, Kempf joins the ranks of leading education scholars and activists working to rescue our schools from the neoliberal reform juggernaut." - Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy, University of Ottawa, Canada; Education columnist, CBC Radio
"Arlo Kempf's The Pedagogy of Standardized Testing is a tour de force, performing a tremendous service to education scholars and practitioners alike. As opt-out movements led by parents, students, and teachers now gather momentum across both the United States and Canada, Kempf's book offers a handbook for resistance and change. The Pedagogy of Standardized Testing combines a detailed and informed review of the literature on standardized testing with strong empirical evidence. It includes rich and engaging anecdotes that not only bring the material to life but also help educators and policymakers see and understand the damage that test-oriented teaching and learning has wrought on schools. With this work, Kempf joins the ranks of leading education scholars and activists working to rescue our schools from the neoliberal reform juggernaut." - Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Democracy, University of Ottawa, Canada; Education columnist, CBC Radio

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kempf, Arlo

    Pages 1-12

  • The School as Factory Farm: All Testing All the Time

    Kempf, Arlo

    Pages 13-28

  • The History, Logic, and Push for Standardized Testing

    Kempf, Arlo

    Pages 29-50

  • Testing at the Tipping Point: HSST as a Governing Education Principle In and Out of the Classroom

    Kempf, Arlo

    Pages 51-69

  • Revising the Pedagogical Form: Test-Oriented Teaching and Learning

    Kempf, Arlo

    Pages 71-97

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-48665-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-48664-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Pedagogy of Standardized Testing
Book Subtitle
The Radical Impacts of Educational Standardization in the US and Canada
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48665-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137486653
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48664-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 240
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