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Cognitive Media Analysis on Assessment

Standardized testing dominates media coverage of educational assessment. This study unpacks the implications for advocates working toward authentic assessment.
November 15, 2012

This report is part of a series that analyzes media discourses regarding learning, education and education reform and how these discourses impact public understanding of these issues. In this installment, FrameWorks researchers analyzed and identified dominant media frames regarding educational assessment. Relevant stories from newspapers across the country, television broadcasts and news-oriented blogs between October 1, 2010 through October 1, 2011 were examined.