Title

Gunzenhauser, Michael G., "High-Stakes Testing and the Default Philosophy of Education," Theory into Practice, 42(Winter, 2003), 51-58.

Annotation

Argues that current policies on high-stakes testing narrow the curriculum and accept a philosophy that contradicts stated purposes and goals of education; gives suggestions on what to do in this situation.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline

Curriculum

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Student Assessment, Program Audit/Evaluation

 

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