Kill the Messenger The War on Standardized Testing by Richard Phelps

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Published by Transaction Publishers .

Written in English

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  • Examinations & assessment,
  • Educational Policy & Reform,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • USA,
  • Testing & Measurement,
  • Education / General,
  • Educational accountability,
  • Educational tests and measurements,
  • Standards,
  • United States

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Book details

ContributionsHerbert Walberg (Foreword), J. E. Stone (Foreword)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages331
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9855698M
ISBN 101412805120
ISBN 109781412805124

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