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ERIC Number: EJ766909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Large-Scale Assessment Outcomes in British Columbia, 1876-1999
Raptis, Helen; Fleming, Thomas
Canadian Journal of Education, v29 n4 p1191-1222 2006
For over 20 years, educators and administrators across North America have heatedly debated the value of large-scale student assessment. Throughout the history of schooling in British Columbia, large-scale student assessment outcomes have traditionally served to inform broader societal goals. Realistically, "assessment of" group learning (as opposed to classroom-based "assessment for" individual learning) will continue as the government's key focus. We also raise several unanswered questions such as the scope of assessment practices that include only numeracy and literacy or the achievement of elementary versus secondary students between 1976 and 1999, questions to move the decades-old debate beyond its current stalemate. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada; North America