1st Edition

Assessment for Equity and Inclusion
Embracing All Our Children





ISBN 9780415914734
Published June 18, 1997 by Routledge
352 Pages

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How students are assessed can determine not only the quality, type, and degree of education they receive, but has long-term consequences for their future. Assessment by standardized testing often labels poor and minority children in ways that exclude them from opportunities, while failing to measure their true potential. Assessment for Equity and Inclusion confronts the debate between standardized testing and alternative assessment methods, locating strategies of assessment by which students are included rather than excluded.

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the Preservices Program in Childhood Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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"This book confronts the debate between standardized testing and alternative assessment methods, suggesting strategies of assessment that could be employed to include, rather than exclude, students in order to create a diverse community of learners The Education Digest."
"...Assessment for Equity and Inclusion is a thought-provoking and wide-ranging work that should be of value to educators everywkhere who are concerned about fairness and equity in educational assessment Bilingual Education and Bilingualism."
"This book confronts the debate between standardized testing and alternative assessment methods, suggesting strategies of assessment that could be employed to include, rather than exclude students in order to create a diverse community of learners The Education Digest."
"...Assessment for Equity and Inclusion is a thought-provoking and wide-ranging work that should be of value to educators everywhere who are concerned about fairness and equity in educational assessment Bilingual Education and Bilingualism."