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ERIC Number: EJ620797
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Semantics, Psychometrics, and Assessment Reform: A Close Look at "Authentic" Assessments.
Terwilliger, James
Educational Researcher, v26 n8 p24-27 Nov 1997
Questions the claims by advocates of educational assessment reform, highlighting the work of Wiggins, who introduced authentic assessment. Discusses the origins of authentic tests, authenticity and validity, and assessment and educational philosophy, concluding that promotion of authentic assessment is flawed because "authentic" is misleading, and it is wrong to deny the role of knowledge in the assessment of educational performance. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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