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.