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High Stakes Testing and the Structure of the Mind: A reply to Randall Curren.

Davis, A.J.

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Abstract

'High stakes testing' is to be understood as testing with serious consequences for students, their teachers and their educational institutions. It plays a central role in holding teachers and educational institutions to account. In a recent article Randall Curren seeks to refute a number of philosophical arguments developed in my 'The Limits of Educational Assessment' against the legitimacy of high stakes testing. In this reply I contend that some of the arguments he identifies are not mine, and that others survive his critique.

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Davis, A. (2006). High Stakes Testing and the Structure of the Mind: A reply to Randall Curren. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 40(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9752.2006.00492.x

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2006
Journal Journal of Philosophy of Education
Print ISSN 0309-8249
Publisher Wiley
Volume 40
Issue 1
Pages 1-16
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9752.2006.00492.x