Standardized testing and the promise of progress

Standardized testing and the promise of progress

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Standardized testing and the promise of progress

Show simple item record Stromquist, Nelly P. es 2018-03-02T12:02:48Z 2018-03-02T12:02:48Z 2017 es
dc.description.abstract Abstract In light of the constantly expanding use of standardized tests (STs) not only in industrialized countries but also in developing nations, this article seeks to offer some reflections on the assessment path that educational systems across the world are taking. In unpacking the STs we must not take for granted a number of aspects of standardized tests?from their construction and application to their unintended consequences.  The article proceeds in four distinct but interrelated parts:  (1) understanding the assumptions and process in the development of STs, (2) probing the assumptions underlying the use of STs, (3) recognizing that STs are limited in what they can tell teachers about how to improve their instructional practices, and (4) forming a broader philosophical critique about how knowledge transmission should be measured and by whom. There are multiple procedures and features that render STs an easy?to-use assessment tool for student learning.  However, assumptions used test design create considerable distance between their construction and any measurement of ability to teach.  This distance impedes the use of STs as practical tools to improve instruction.  Nonetheless, the testing industry in the US is solid and there are global efforts underway not only to expand the application from pre-Kindergarten to secondary schools but also to the university level. es
dc.source Stromquist, Nelly P.. Standardized testing and the promise of progress. En: Revista de la Asociación de Sociología de la Educación ( RASE ), 10 2 2017: 115-127 es
dc.title Standardized testing and the promise of progress es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::SOCIOLOGÍA es
dc.identifier.doi 10.7203/RASE.10.2.10058 es

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