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To Test or Not to Test: The Politics of Standardized Assessments in Latin America

Event date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 170 St. George Street, Room 318

The Latin American Studies program cordially invites you to a Luncheon Series lecture titled:

To Test or Not to Test:
The Politics of Standardized Assessments in Latin America

by Claudia Diaz Rios

Abstract of Presentation:
This talk analyzes the political process through which Chile, Colombia, and Argentina chose to implement large-scale assessments to measure learning outcomes, the uses of these tests, and the implications of their adoption. The lecture examines government and teacher union strategies to support and oppose result-based accountability and their political effects on public education.

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