The School Administrator

December 2000High StakesWill misguided test use doom the standards movement?

Features

  • Predictable Losers in Testing Schemes

    by PETER SACKS

    High-stakes testing leaves schools and students consumed in a "cult of measurement," argues the author of Standardized Minds: The High Price of America's Testing Culture and What We Can Do To Change It.

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  • The Mismeasurement of Educational Quality

    by W. JAMES POPHAM

    School leaders have a duty to undo the harm being perpetuated on schools today by testing programs.read more | purchase issue
  • My Stakes Well Done

    by DANIEL A. DOMENECH

    The superintendent of the Fairfax County, Va., Public Schools contends the misguided use and interpretation of high-stakes testing threatens to undermine the whole standards movement.read more | purchase issue
  • Testing in Texas

    by JOSEPH F. JOHNSON JR., URI TREISMAN AND ED FULLER

    An authority on statewide assessment at the University of Texas identifies eight factors of the state's accountability system that contribute to improvements in academic achievement of all students.read more | purchase issue
  • Doing High-Stakes Assessment Right

    by ANDREW PORTER

    The director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research argues for assessments that are aligned to ambitious content standards, leading toward more ambitious curriculum and better outcomes.read more | purchase issue
  • When Educators Cheat

    by DONNA HARRINGTON-LUEKER

    How school leaders can better prevent unethical and unlawful behavior in this age of high-stakes testing.read more | purchase issue
  • Trouble With a Capital 'T'

    by GLYNN D. LIGON

    From his 20 years as a district administrator of testing, the author details 10 categories of cheating by educators.read more | purchase issue
  • Putting Instruction on the Line

    by W. JAMES POPHAM

    In a districtwide experiment, teachers documented gains in their students' high-level skills in science and writing.read more | purchase issue

Profile

    Larry D. Vick


    Superintendent, Paris Special School District, Paris, Tenn.
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    Departments

    Focuses

    Distinguishing a Presentation From a Leadership Talk by BRENT FILSON


    Founder and president, The Filson Leadership Group, Williamstown, Mass.read more

    Mandating School Uniforms at All Grades by PATRICIA L. PICKLES


    Superintendent, North Chicago School District 187, North Chicago, Ill.

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    Guest Columns

    10 Rules for Daily Living by DAVID W. SMITH


    Superintendent, Lake Park High School District 108, Roselle, Ill.read more

    Assailing the Wrong Issue by FRANK AMBROSIE


    Coordinator, West Genesee Teaching Center, Syracuse University, School of Education, Syracuse, N.Y.
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    Home Schooling: Just Another Silver Bullet by RANDALL A. ZITTERKOPF


    Superintendent, Huron Public Schools, Huron, S.D.read more

    Getting Caught in Your Underwear by HARRY E. EASTRIDGE


    Superintendent, Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, Valley View, Ohio, and 
    William G. O'Callaghan Jr.,
    Cleveland-based consultant on public engagement for schoolsread more
    President’s Corner

    The Indispensable Quality of the Arts by BENJAMIN O. CANADA


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    Executive Perspective

    A Stake Through the Heart of High-Stakes Tests by PAUL D. HOUSTON


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