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Making the Grades
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Table of Contents

Part 1. Wage Slavery
1: Scoring Monkey
2: Numbers
3: Wheat from the Chaff
4: Off TaskPart 2 Management
5: Table Leader
6: The Oracle of Princeton
7: The King of Scoring
8: Professional LiarPart 3 My Own Private Halliburton
9: A Real Job
10: Reliability Redux
11: Working in Theory
12: Warm Bodies

About the Author

For fifteen years, Todd Farley worked for renowned companies on some of the most important standardized tests in America. During that time, he wrote and scored tests in math, reading, science, social studies, history, writing, health, and the arts. Since leaving the industry, he has contributed articles to Education Week, Rethinking Schools, and other publications. He lives in New York City.

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." . .a humorous yet sobering glimpse at the testing arena--a must-read for policymakers and pundits enchanted by high-stakes tests."
-- Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association"This revealing account is full of dark humor and asks many disturbing questions that will rouse debate among educators and concerned general readers."
-- Karl Helicher, September/October 2009, Foreword"Todd Farley has a new book: It was an intriguing read..."
-- Jay Mathews, The Washington Post


." . .a humorous yet sobering glimpse at the testing arena--a must-read for policymakers and pundits enchanted by high-stakes tests."
-- Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association"This revealing account is full of dark humor and asks many disturbing questions that will rouse debate among educators and concerned general readers."
-- Karl Helicher, September/October 2009, "Foreword""Todd Farley has a new book: It was an intriguing read..."
-- Jay Mathews, "The Washington Post"" "

". . .a humorous yet sobering glimpse at the testing arena--a must-read for policymakers and pundits enchanted by high-stakes tests."
-- Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association "This revealing account is full of dark humor and asks many disturbing questions that will rouse debate among educators and concerned general readers."
-- Karl Helicher, September/October 2009, "Foreword" "Todd Farley has a new book: It was an intriguing read..."
-- Jay Mathews, "The Washington Post" " "

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