Globalization of the Anglo-American approach to top-down, test-based educational accountability

Lingard, Bob and Lewis, Steven 2016, Globalization of the Anglo-American approach to top-down, test-based educational accountability. In Brown, Gavin T. L. and Harris, Lois R. (ed), Handbook of human and social conditions in assessment, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng., pp.387-403.

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Title Globalization of the Anglo-American approach to top-down, test-based educational accountability
Author(s) Lingard, Bob
Lewis, StevenORCID iD for Lewis, Steven
Title of book Handbook of human and social conditions in assessment
Editor(s) Brown, Gavin T. L.
Harris, Lois R.
Publication date 2016
Series Routledge educational psychology handbook
Chapter number 22
Total chapters 29
Start page 387
End page 403
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Summary This chapter deals with the globalization of the Anglo-American approach to educational accountability that first emerged in the early 1980s. This top-down, test-based mode of accountability developed in the USA in incremental ways from the time of President Reagan’s influential and critical report on schooling, A Nation at Risk (1983), which argued for school reform and the raising of standards in a policy domain over which the federal government had, historically and constitutionally, limited jurisdiction. There were also parallel developments in England from the time of Thatcher’s Prime Ministership (1979- 1990) following the 1988 Education Reform Act, which witnessed the first national curriculum in England and the introduction of standardized testing for all students in all schools. We refer here to England, rather than the UK, given different developments in schooling in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
ISBN 9781138811539
Language eng
Field of Research 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Socio Economic Objective 930499 School/Institution not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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