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Combining first-person narratives, personal growth exercises, and informational text, this staff development resource helps educators address the mind-sets that can impede their progress with African American students.

Using Wisdom in Assessing Students in Spite of the High-Stakes-Testing Mania
Using wisdom in assessing students in spite of the high-stakes-testing mania

Testing is an important part of teaching. Students are required to take many quizzes and tests on the information that their teachers have taught, and they are also required to take standardized tests. College-bound students must take additional tests as well. I included a “testing” chapter in this book because, historically, African American students have had lower average standardized test scores than many of their nonblack peers. Therefore, improving African American students' test scores has become a top priority for school administrators and teachers—and also a source of great frustration for many. So in this chapter, I share research and strategies about how you ...

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