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ERIC Number: EJ809881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Refocusing Educational Assessments on Teaching and Learning, Not Politics
Holland, Nicole E.
Educational Forum, v72 n3 p215-226 2008
The 2007 reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act in the United States has provided additional incentive to sustain attention on this law. Based on a review of the literature, this article highlights some objectives of the act and identifies shortcomings associated with the type of assessments the act endorses. Because these assessments have the power to educationally and politically influence the futures of individuals and schools, a focus on optimizing their benefits is important. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001