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Richard Hake

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[math-learn] Counterproductive Targets
Posted: Apr 4, 2013 12:16 AM
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Some subscribers to Math-Learn might be interested in a recent post
"Counterproductive Targets" [Hake (2013)]. The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: The recent Atlanta cheating scandal [(Gumbrecht 2013) at
<http://bit.ly/YRAVax> and (Strauss 2013a) at
<http://wapo.st/Z2ebBB>], is a byproduct of the draconian
consequences of failure to meet "Adequate Yearly Progress"
<http://bit.ly/Z0iq0o> TARGETS of the "No Child Left Behind Act"
<http://bit.ly/XWtRGp>. Such corruption is consistent with six
empirical "laws" related to *Counterproductive Targets*, five of
which were listed by EvalTalk's Bill Fear (2013). They are
epitomized by "Campbell's Law": "The more any quantitative social
indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it
will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to
distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor."

To access the complete 20 kB post please click on <http://yhoo.it/YTuvYB>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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REFERENCES [URL shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 03 April 2013.]
Hake, R.R. 2013. "Counterproductive Targets" online on the OPEN
Net-Gold archives at <http://yhoo.it/YTuvYB>. Post of 03 April
14:00-0700 to Net-Gold and AERA-L. The abstract and link to the
complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists and
are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/10zIpfz> with a
provision for comments.

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