Testing Times: A School Case Study

Ivor Goodson, Martha Foote


A highly successful, innovative and creative alternative to traditional education is confronted by the demands of contemporary standardized accountability. The account here is a chronicle of the resistance of a particular school, the Durant School, to the global changes that would destroy its local ecologya school whose fight against the imposition of state standards and mandated tests has been a fight to preserve its integrity, its mission, and its autonomy.


Educational Change; Educational Environment; High School Students; High Schools; Nontraditional Education; State Programs; State Standards; Test Use; Testing Programs

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v9n2.2001

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