The Brazilian System of Assessment for Basic Education (SAEB): potential, problems and challenges

Creso Franco About the author

This paper has been developed by the author as member of a board of specialists appointed to present contributions for enhancing the Brazilian System of Educational Assessment. It argues in favour of the diversification of assessment design as a way of focusing on aspects of educational policy that are relevant to policy makers. Such diversification should include measuring learning via a value added approach, thus making it possible to explain learning by means of appropriate models.

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