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The American School Board Journal selected “The Perfect Test”  as one of the top 10 notable books on K-12 education for 2011. The journal is published monthly by the National School Boards Association, which serves more than 40,000 school board members and top-level administrators from districts across the nation. Click here to read the article in UCLA Today.

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I couldn’t put it down. At a moment of national testing madness, the story-line was both fun and gripping.  And like all good mystery/science fiction, educational too.  I won’t give away the ending.” Deborah Meier, New York University: teacher, writer, and public activist.

“Like The Name of the Rose and The Da Vinci Code, this story [the Perfect Test] grabs the reader and won’t let go.” Paul BakerEducation PR – University of Wisconsin.

Dietel draws deeply from his Air Force Academy cadet days and years at a UCLA research organization to explore the question “Can educational testing go to far?” An engrossing piece of fiction that is hard to put down. Terry Vendlinski, Air Force Academy graduate, Class of 1979.

Ron Dietel’s The Perfect Test reads like a Stephen King novel. A perfect blend of mystery, action and constant surprises, nicely intertwined in a future world of national high stakes tests. You won’t be able to stop reading it! Jim Kohlmoos,President, Knowledge Alliance: Research to Action in Education.

Ron Dietel clearly illuminates the downside of high-stakes student testing in this gripping mystery.  Let’s hope we don’t wind up like this…or have we? Read it and decide for yourself.” Kathy Hernandez, a former PTA president.

The Perfect Test by Ronald Dietel is in the final publication stages by Sense Publishers. To receive notices of availability please sign up on the list.


9 responses to “Home

  1. I would love to read this book.

  2. Christina Pickard

    Please let me know when your book is available. Thanks.

  3. I’m very excited about your book. Will there be a Kindle version as well?

  4. Dear Hank,

    Yes! It is my understanding that The Perfect Test will have an ebook version available through Springer ebooks. Thank you for your interest. Ron

  5. Ron,
    Let me know when your new novel is available.
    The only bookstore is Barnes and Noble in Missoula. I may have to order.
    I’m excited to read it!

  6. Hi there can I quote some of the material found in this site if I link back to you?

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