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ERIC Number: EJ1127560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-4289
Why Educational Standards Are Not Truly Objective
Metzgar, Matthew
Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, v10 n1 p5-12 2015
Educational standards have become a popular choice for setting clear educational targets for students. The language of standards is that they are "objective" as opposed to typical tests which may suffer from bias. This article seeks to further analyze the claims that standards are objective and fair to all. The author focuses on six issues which illustrate the problematic nature of educational standards. Examples from the Common Core standards are chosen to show the range of problems associated with standards-based systems. Given these arguments, it is questionable as to whether educational standards represent a better alternative to norm-referenced tests.
International Association of Educators. Egitim Fakultesi Dekanligi, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Canakkale 17100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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