Reducing the Socio-Economic Status Achievement Gap at University by Promoting Mastery-Oriented Assessment

@inproceedings{Smeding2013ReducingTS,
  title={Reducing the Socio-Economic Status Achievement Gap at University by Promoting Mastery-Oriented Assessment},
  author={Annique Smeding and C{\'e}line Darnon and Carine Souchal and Marie-Christine Toczek-Capelle and Fabrizio Butera},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
In spite of official intentions to reduce inequalities at University, students' socio-economic status (SES) is still a major determinant of academic success. The literature on the dual function of University suggests that University serves not only an educational function (i.e., to improve students' learning), but also a selection function (i.e., to compare people, and orient them towards different positions in society). Because current assessment practices focus on the selection more than on… CONTINUE READING

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