How to Prepare an Endorsement

A. A successful book endorsement is...
  • brief—50 to 200 words
  • informal—sounds like one colleague talking to another
  • explains how this book is unique
B. Things to point out about the book are...
  • its intended audience
  • its place in the history of the discipline
  • the author’s role or status in the discipline
C. Book endorsements might appear...
  • on the back cover of the book
  • on the book’s webpage
  • in printed flyers advertising the book
  • in email announcements of the book
D. Your endorsement should include...
  • your name exactly as you wish it to appear
  • other information indicating your place in the discipline (e.g., institution, awards, national offices held, and the like)

Exemplary endorsements of IAP Inc. books

"Michael Russell raises critical questions that have long concerned those of us in the field of educational technology. How do instructional uses of technology relate to or influence students' learning? How do we measure technology's influence in ways that accurately capture the complexities as well as speak to a broad audience of policy makers, administrators, and teachers? And, what should we do with the results of such assessments as researchers and practitioners? Russell's book is also for test-makers, measurement experts, and psychometricians concerned with how to apply ubiquitous, networked technologies toward improving the design, administration and implementation of large scale testing and assessment in U.S. education." ~ Christine Greenhow, Harvard University

"Gene Glass's book makes such impressive sense that one has to believe that its clarity, command of the facts, eye for absurdity, and concern for justice will garner greater support for public education as a common and noble cause." ~ John Willinsky, Stanford University; Author of Learning to Divide the World

"All readers, whatever their political views, will find much to stimulate their thinking in this book. Its breadth and scope, the variety of data explored, and the stark nature of the argument will provoke both thought and emotion. As he has done throughout his career, Gene Glass once again helps us think more clearly about important issues in education." ~ Ben Levin, University of Toronto; Ontario Deputy Minister of Education

"Sherman Dorn sketches an alternative route for ensuring educational accountability and for accomplishing the aspirations of NCLB. Don’t be put off by the histrionic title of the book (Accountability Frankenstein). If you are in any way concerned with the status and future of US elementary and higher education, you owe it to yourself to read this book." ~ Richard E. Schutz, Founding Director of the Southwest Educational Research Laboratory

"Anyone involved in the development of teachers will treasure this book because it provides another avenue to help teachers become reflective, observant, introspective—the professionals they wish them to become." ~ Merle T. Harris, Petersburg Virginia School District

"Hancock and Mueller have created an important resource for methodologists, applied researchers and students of structural equation modeling (SEM) alike. This well-written edited volume provides coverage of a number of important issues and techniques not commonly treated in a didactic manner and specifically not covered in most introductory SEM textbooks.” ~ Rachel Tanya Fouladi, Simon Fraser University

"For the first time, this book brings together three controversial topics: homogeneous grouping of students within classrooms by ability or achievement criteria, tracking of students into courses of study by the same criteria, and retention of students in their present grade so that they repeat a year's work instead of being promoted. The editors solicited syntheses of research on these topics from outstanding scholars with a variety of views. None of the practices reviewed are accepted simply because they 'have always been done'; each is subjected to the standard of data-based effectiveness. Every public policy maker should have this information and can do no better than to begin with this book." ~ Meg Carroll, Saint Xavier University, Chicago

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