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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Assessment is for Learning

Had a very interesting discussion about the assessment agenda.

Some food for thought:
1. The focus is people and developing practice rather than creating a product. Therefore, teachers talking with teachers. There is value in bringing together teachers who are the next step ahead with teachers who one step behind (If that makes sense!)

2. I liked this term: "The attainment dream". The belief that by focusing on attainment standards will be driven up. It has in fact led to deprofessionalising of teachers, the developemnt of a "jumping through hoops" mentality, and teaching to the test.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The idea of assessment being a process for people is 'great'. Not a product.
Hope you are having a great time!!
Paul Taouk

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