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High Stakes Testing: Are we misleading the public?
Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Frederick Douglass-Issac Myers Maritime Park

The emphasis placed on testing is higher than ever. Scores are rising, but at what cost? Are our children being shortchanged?

Join the Baltimore Curriculum Project and Urbanite Magazine as we explore these and other questions with testing expert Dr. Daniel Koretz (Harvard University), economist Dr. Brian Jacob (University of Michigan), and Assistant Professor of Education Policy Dr. Rebecca Jacobsen (Michigan State University).

Doors open at 3:30 pm
Event begins at 4:00 pm

Seating is limited for this event. Registration is required. The first 100 attendees to arrive will receive a copy of Daniel Koretz’s book Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us.

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Dr. Daniel Koretz is a Harvard University education professor. His most recent book, Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us, describes the controversial issues that surround standardized testing. Dr. Koretz founded and chairs the International Project for the Study of Educational Accountability.

Dr. Brian Jacob is a University of Michigan professor of educational policy and economics. His recent work includes research into the impacts of testing on drop out rates and the creation of incentives for schools to retain low-performing students or place students in Special Education.

Dr. Rebecca Jacobsen is a Michigan State University assistant professor of teacher education and education policy. She is a co-author of the book Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right, which proposes a new accountability plan for public education.

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