Publication details for Dr Andrew DavisDavis, A.J. (2006). High Stakes Testing and the Structure of the Mind: A reply to Randall Curren. Journal of Philosophy of Education 40(1): 1-16.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0309-8249
- DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9752.2006.00492.x
- Further publication details on publisher web site
Author(s) from Durham
'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.