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Assessment: besides the “school form”

Author(s): Luiz Carlos de Freitas

Journal: Educação : Teoria e Prática
ISSN 1517-9869

Volume: 20;
Issue: 35;
Start page: 89;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Educational targets | School form | Assessment. Self-organization | Social topicality

The form assumed by assessment in a capitalist school cannot be decoupled from thevery format of a school which is built to meet certain social functions of society. Toexclude and subordinate have been the favorite functions that underpin the organizationof the current school form. It occurs because, from this view, society is presented as aready and finished datum and youth must resign to it. School is isolated by life andclassroom is chosen as a privileged stage of the educational process. The structuretook by assessment owes these decisions. By isolating itself from life, school isolatesitself from the socially useful work, in its widest sense, what could be a key element inthe constitution of the assessment process of school. But for that, school would have toassume another form, also making possible other systems of assessment
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