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This posting locates a current issue related to the legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities in assessment.

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You might summarize how this article focuses on early childhood literacy assessments in terms of ethics and equity. The author seems to show disagree with traditional, norm-referenced testing. The article implies that this type of testing seems to "side-track children earlier." The article also includes issues of cultural bias by saying that "access to institutional resources is often governed by tests which are firmly anchored in cultural assumptions." The article also emphasizes how powerful language is in terms of traditional testing of literacy learning. The article uses research to make claims also about the teacher's role in assessment such as "Even in situations where teachers or specialists don't believe in the measurement tool; they continue to use it to talk with parents and other ...

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This posting locates ideas for research in education.