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Broom, Catherine – Canadian Social Studies, 2012
This paper begins with a discussion of Canadian and international work that has identified a number of shortcomings with standardized assessments, which are framed within neoliberal ideology. It then explores the principles of good assessment and applies them to an analysis of British Columbia's standardized Social Studies 11 exam. It finds that…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Social Studies, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education