TITLE

Equal Opportunity and Outcomes Assessment

AUTHOR(S)
Curren, Randall
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Philosophy of Education Yearbook;2008, p345
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers an analysis of equal opportunity and outcomes assessment (OA) in education. It is argued that the moral choices that schools make in the design and implementation of curricula and in the consequences of the assessment of children are illuminated by the complex interactions of luck, responsibility and authority. The objective of OA is to determine what students are able to do and to use that to embrace academic standards and improve teaching and academic programs. The author calls for educational reform, and argues that grades should only be used in schools to promote learning and make decisions conducive to equal educational attainment, and not released for use as credentials.
ACCESSION #
36671908

 

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