America's "Failing" Schools: How Parents Can Cope With No Child Left Behindreviewed by John Criswell — 2004
The author intended for this text to be an informational
resource for parents, educators, policy makers and others who are
interested in the quality of our schools. Without question, this
book successfully addresses the informational needs of those
stakeholders---an accomplishment that should not go unappreciated.
Writing style, chapter length, and clear examples contribute to the
book’s readability across different audiences. Perhaps its
most salient feature is the presentation of information in form and
amount that permits readers to understand the central issues
without being overwhelmed by psychometric terms and administrative
The Introduction presents four important goals of the
Alert the reader to key issues associated with the evaluation
of school quality.
Describe key elements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) so that
the reader can understand why, if poorly implemented, the law can
reduce educational quality.
Help the reader understand what sorts of achievement tests
should or should not be used to satisfy the law.
Show how a particular school ought to be evaluated.
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America's "Failing" Schools: How Parents Can Cope With No Child Left BehindAuthor(s):
W. James PophamPublisher:
Routledge/Falmer, New YorkISBN:
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