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Standardized testing lecture set

Nazareth College will host a lecture on the increased use of standardized testing in education.

Mark Garrison will address the topic “Setting Standards for Who Decides: High Stakes Testing and the Future of Public Education.”

Garrison is an associate professor of educational leadership and director of doctoral programs at D’Youville College. He has worked in higher education as a researcher, instructor and administrator for more than 15 years, and his research interests include study of the public/private distinction in education law and policy, educational assessment and testing, and market-based education reforms.

His book, “A Measure of Failure: The Political Origins of Standardized Testing,” was published by SUNY Press in 2009.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. March 31 at the Medaille Formal Lounge at Nazareth College, 4245 East Ave. For more information call (585) 389-2623.