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The Testing Trap: How State Writing Assessments Control Learning (Language and Literacy Series) Hardcover – April, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0807742303 ISBN-10: 0807742309

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Editorial Reviews

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"For over forty years, George Hillocks has been helping us understand some of the critical problems of teaching English. ... treasure the helpful insights from this book. Hillocks will open your eyes about the impact K-12 testing has on the teaching of composition." -From the Foreword by Miles Myers

"A must read for policymakers and educators nationwide. Hillocks provides guidance for more thoughtful ways of approaching testing and school improvement in the coming century. This book is brilliant." -Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

"Hillocks has written an excellent book that demystifies the complexities involved in the testing of writing. The Testing Trap is essential reading for administrators, teachers, and parents." -Richard Sterling, Executive Director, National Writing Project

"A timely addition to current policy debates. Hillocks' analyses make it clear just how many traps there are in using high-stakes tests to drive curriculum, instruction, and achievement." -Arthur Applebee, University at Albany, SUNY

About the Author

George Hillocks, Jr. is Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. He was awarded the David H. Russell Award from the National Council of Teacher Educators for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English for his 1997 book Teaching Writing as Reflective Practice.

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Product Details

  • Series: Language and Literacy Series
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr (April 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807742309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807742303
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,941,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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