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ERIC Number: EJ829185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1536-6367
Swimming Upstream: Relying on Teachers' Summative Assessments
Atkin, J. Myron
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v5 n1 p54-57 Apr 2007
The Black and Wiliam 1998 paper, "Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards through Classroom Assessment," was a landmark article. It crystallized hundred of studies to advance an argument that certain kinds of assessment by teachers and students in their own classrooms is one of the most effective ways to improve educational achievement. More than a decade later, the paper continues to shape assessment practices. In this article, the author provides a critical review of the Black and Wiliam paper. The author contends that while the paper makes no claims for conclusions beyond educational-assessment systems, there are probably implications for curriculum and teacher education as well, although one should be careful when attempting to copy educational practices and policies from other countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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