ERIC Number: EJ633462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Standardized Testing: High-Stakes for Students and for Corporate Bottom Lines.
Journal for Living, n23 p36-41 2001
The movement towards national academic standards and high-stakes testing is driven by corporate interests seeking profits and ultimately, privatization of public education. Teachers, parents, and students have had no input into these policy decisions. Research shows that the standards movement penalizes low-income and minority students, replaces real curriculum with test preparation books, and does not improve academic performance. (TD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Corporate Support, Dissent, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, National Standards, Politics of Education, Privatization, Public Policy, Standardized Tests
Journal for Living, 22 Elm St., Albany, NY 12202 (annual subscription: $22.00; back issues: $6.00 each plus $2.00 shipping for first issue, $.50 for each additional issue).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills