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ERIC Number: EJ679695
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
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ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
A New Vision of Authentic Assessment To Overcome the Flaws in High Stakes Testing.
French, Dan
Middle School Journal, v35 n1 p14-23 Sep 2003
Examines the reliability and validity of high stakes standardized tests and the impact of linking state-level high stakes testing to the standards movement on middle school curriculum, instruction, and student achievement. Asserts that such testing ends up harming the most vulnerable students and schools. Offers a vision of student assessment that would promote middle school principles of rigor, relevance, relationships, and resources through authentic, school-based assessments. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Note: Theme Issue Topic: "Rethinking Student Achievement."