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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Anecdotal story on the use of targets

Performance targets are used with students to focus on moving them from one performance level to another. Explicit criteria is used to describe standards required for each level.

When one particular teacher put it to a group of Year 9 students that they needed to do certain things to move to the next level on an assessment task the students responded saying, "You just want that because it will make you look good."

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