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MONARCA, Héctor A.. The influence of the national assessment systems on the development of curriculum. Perfiles educativos [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.135, pp. 164-176. ISSN 0185-2698.
There is a kind of consensus that the educational reforms that started in Latin America in the nineties did not play an outstanding role for the improvement of education in those countries of the area. Those reforms focused on the establishment and development of new curricula and were accompanied by the creation or consolidation of the so called educational quality assessment systems. In this sense, the reforms and the educational quality assessment systems have been and are still analyzed and, in many cases, put into question and criticized. This article deals with some of the main aspects related to this revision and has as purpose to go in depth and to make progress in those matter taking into account their influence on the development of curriculum and the construction of the educational reality.
Keywords : Educational quality assessment systems; Curriculum planning and development; Quality of education; Educational reality; Academic change and improvement.