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Exam Schools: Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools

via Princeton University Press
Monday, October 1, 2012
Exam Schools: Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools
Exam Schools: Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools

Chester E. Finn Jr., a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and chairman of Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, and coauthor Jessica A. Hockett, an education consultant specializing in differentiated instruction, curriculum design, and lesson study, collaborated to produce Exam Schools: Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools. In the book, the authors examine 165 public high schools that admit students based on top academic records; these high schools are sometimes known as exam schools in reference to their selective admissions criteria, which can include entrance exams. Finn and Hockett explored those institutions to discover whether their whole-school focus on high achievers plays a role in educating students in a national climate “consumed with gap closing.”

Copyright 2012.

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