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ERIC Number: EJ794926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
High Stakes
Elgin, Catherine Z.
Theory and Research in Education, v2 n3 p271-281 2004
I discuss the contributions of Harvey Siegel, Francis Schrag and Randall Curren to this volume. Their articles cast in bold relief the relation of High Stakes Testing to the goals of education, the nature of mind and the demands of justice. I argue that the connections are deep, but that the considerations these authors raise do not show that High Stakes Tests are in principle unacceptable. Rather, they show that we need to be exceedingly careful about how our assessments are constructed, how the results are interpreted, what we take them to reveal and what we do with the results. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Language: English
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