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Madrigal, Alejandro, III; Epstein, Eliza – Texas Education Review, 2021
This brief is organized into four (4) main sections. We first discuss the inadequacy, inefficacy, and bias of standardized, high-stakes assessments. These assessments do not deliver on promises made by proponents and that they, in fact, do long-term harm to teachers and students, with a disproportionate negative impact on communities of color. The…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Standardized Tests, High Stakes Tests, Testing Problems
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Del Carmen Unda, María; Lizárraga-Dueñas, Lizeth – Texas Education Review, 2021
The Testing Industrial Complex (TIC) is a system (and at the same time a cycle) in which high-stakes standardized testing fuels neoliberal education reforms and vice versa. These "reforms" and cycles have monetized for profit the public education system in which curriculum, students, and teachers have been packaged and sold for corporate…
Descriptors: Testing, Correctional Institutions, High Stakes Tests, Standardized Tests
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Drake, Anna; Marsicano, Christopher – Texas Education Review, 2018
This paper applies political discourse analysis to an examination of gubernatorial rhetoric and agenda setting around higher education in Texas during Governor Rick Perry's leadership, from 2000-2015. The authors analyzed 28 gubernatorial speeches using manifest content analysis in STATA and qualitative coding via pattern matching in Atlas.ti.…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Agenda Setting, Higher Education, State Officials
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Horn, Joseph – Texas Education Review, 2000
Examines perceived incompetence within Texas colleges of education, discussing: whether schooling promotes equality; prior analyses of the issue; grade inflation and social promotion; and student teachers' attitudes and curricular preferences. Overall, admissions standards are too low, resulting in marginal teachers who retard students' academic…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Greene, Jay P. – Texas Education Review, 2000
Defends the significant increases seen in Texas student achievement during the 1990s, addressing attacks on the validity of these improvements. Supports the governor's emphasis on accountability testing because of its positive results, concluding that the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills holds students and schools accountable and provides…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Jordan, Hope; Johnson, Joan – Texas Education Review, 2002
Surveyed graduate students in a practitioner-based teacher education program regarding standards of learning and teacher training. Respondents considered teacher modeling of various instructional strategies and attitudes the most influential instructional strategy. They believed teachers needed training in cultural issues, learning styles, and the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Students