This timely book explores what is often overlooked in policy debates about the education of English language learners: how the day-to-day dynamics of the classroom are affected by high-stakes testing and the pressures students and teachers experience and internalize as a result. The author presents and analyzes classroom observations, student work, and test scores, as well as interviews with students and teachers. A disturbing picture of today's overtested public school classroom emerges from the events and practices described in this book. While hard to believe, all the depictions presented took place in a real elementary school classroom and reflect the current culture of extreme accountability.How High-stakes Accountability Fails English Language Learners Jessica Zacher Pandya ... the Open Court teachera#39;s manual pacing guide and the Reading First-funded literacy coacha#39;s site-specific variations) were meant to lead 2 Overtested.
|Author||:||Jessica Zacher Pandya|
|Publisher||:||Teachers College Press - 2011|