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Former Washington Post Reporter Looks Into Testing Effects

By Alexander Russo — July 26, 2007 1 min read

Praise is already rolling in for Linda Perlstein’s new book, Tested, which charts the (mostly-negative) impact of test-based accountability on a Maryland school that had increased its test scores dramatically in recent years. So far, the book has been blurbed by David Simon, author of The Corner and executive producer of HBO’s “The Wire,” E.D. Hirsch Jr., author of The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy and The Knowledge Deficit, and Stanford prof Larry Cuban. TeacherKen also does a long post about it at DailyKos.You can order it here.

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