Assesing Educational Equality and Equity with Large-Scale Assessment Data: Brazil as a Case Study
AbstractResearchers have defined and assessed inequalities and inequities in education in various ways, making it difficult to make comparisons among countries or among jurisdictions within countries. This paper sets out practical definitions for equality and equity in education and discusses the prominent issues regarding the use of large-scale national and international assessment data to assess them. Examples are drawn from the national assessment data from Brazil.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Inter-American Development Bank in its series IDB Publications with number 64038.
Date of creation: Mar 2012
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Educational Assessment; Teacher Education & Quality; Education; equality; equity; indicators; school resources; student performance; teacher quality;
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