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Testing: Stereotype Threat and the Perversion of Incentives, Part III

May20

Note: This post has been updated from an earlier version to correct links that were incorrect, or had errors. Photo Credit: lunch note on flickr photosharing In my first part, I discussed how students could under-perform on a high stakes test, like the California High School Exit Exam ,in a way that has nothing to [...]

Testing: Stereotype Threat and the Perversion of Incentives, Part II

May6

Photo Credit: Monopoly Justice on flickr photosharing In my first part, I discussed how students could under-perform on a high stakes test, like the California High School Exit Exam, in a way that has nothing to do with their true ability or knowledge. That’s students, it was an article on excessive bonuses that caught my [...]

Testing: Stereotype Threat and the Perversion of Incentives, Part I

May4

Photo Credit: Rorschach Test 1 on flickr photosharing As I’ve shared already, it’s testing season. This is the second year I’ve been a prep teacher, and therefore not had a specific group of students whose scores I was “tied” to. I’ve also noted that I’m not feeling as angry, stressed, annoyed this testing season, and [...]

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