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MARINHO-ARAUJO, Claisy Maria  and  RABELO, Mauro Luiz. Educational evaluation: a competence-based approach. Avaliação (Campinas) [online]. 2015, vol.20, n.2, pp.443-466. ISSN 1982-5765.

In this article, we discuss the references used in the understanding of the concept of competences, in order to clarify and broaden its range. In the educational field, evaluation is a wide and complex process that greatly exceeds the level of the individual, with both collective and institutional consequences. The process goes far beyond the meritocratic classification of students, programs and institutions and should concern the investigation of human development and the construction of citizenship, considering subjective and contextual issues. The characteristics of the evaluation process should be formative and developmental, aiming to influence the reconfiguration of contexts, social conditions and pedagogical proposals, in order to create more favorable options for the construction of the necessary competences for the profile that one wants to build. Over the past decade, studies, researches and educational policies have used the competence assessment as a guide to design instruments, as well as to monitor the quality of the educational and professional processes. Thus, considering the challenges of the proposals that involve studies of the dynamic process of competence development and its evaluation, this article also discusses the competency matrix as a theoretical and methodological option to consolidate evaluation procedures. The matrix aims to provide indicators, strategies and actions that promote more favorable choices for the educational and professional

Keywords : Competence; Competence matrix; Educational evaluation; Education.

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