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ERIC Number: EJ896580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0010-096X
Responsibility and Composition's Future in the Twenty-First Century: Reframing "Accountability"
Adler-Kassner, Linda; Harrington, Susanmarie
College Composition and Communication, v62 n1 p73-99 Sep 2010
"Accountability" is widely used in discussions about what should be happening in school, but it is not an appropriate guiding concept for assessments designed to improve teaching and learning. This article examines discussions about assessment for internal and external purposes; it then outlines an alternative frame for assessment that has "responsibility" as its core. (Contains 1 figure and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A