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ERIC Number: EJ615500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
The Significance of the TAAS Test for Mexican Immigrant and Mexican American Adolescents: A Case Study.
Valenzuela, Angela
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v22 n4 p524-39 Nov 2000
A 3-year case study of a Houston (Texas) high school demonstrates that high stakes testing is an alienating feature of schooling. The need to pass the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills to graduate discourages many Mexican American and immigrant Mexican students from completing high school or considering college. The English-only nature of the test is problematic. (Author/SV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Houston)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills