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The Gordon Commission Report: An Appreciation

by Carl F. Kaestle - 2014

This essay expresses appreciation for the work of the Gordon Commission by a long-time friend and admirer of Professor Gordon. Professor Kaestle, who also served as a consultant to the commission, attempts to locate the work of the commission in the history of educational assessment and assess its potential for future policy reform.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 116 Number 11, 2014, p. 1-6
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17655, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 5:50:52 PM

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  • Carl Kaestle
    Brown University
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    CARL KAESTLE is University Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Education, History, and Public Policy, at Brown University. He is currently completing a book entitled Uncertain Mandate: A History of the Federal Role in Education. He also recently wrote “Testing Policy in the United States: A Historical Perspective” online at The Gordon Commission
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