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Tests That Teach

Using Standardized Tests to Improve Instruction

by Karen Tankersley

  • 218 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by ASCD .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Testing & Measurement,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • Academic achievement,
  • Educational tests and measurements,
  • Effective teaching,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11758771M
    ISBN 101416605797
    ISBN 109781416605799


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