Only a Test

Weisman, Jonathan
April 2000
New Republic;04/10/2000, Vol. 222 Issue 15, p16
Focuses on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS), a standardized test administered to the students of Lone Star School in Texas. Argument that high assessment scores in Texas public schools misrepresented the student ability; Opinion that students who scored high on the TAAS performed poorly on other standardized tests; Speculations of dishonest score reporting which includes selective exemption of students and fraud; Implications of TAAS for Texas Governor George W. Bush who claims responsibility for reforming education in Texas.


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