Despite my reservations about some of the big data measures that are used to judge schools, I am hopeful that our discourse is shifting the debate on assessment in a very positive direction. If this continues it will represent an important paradigm shift with positive consequences for students’ learning and their overall school experience.
The Old Paradigm: Macro Summative Attainment Tracking
This has reigned supreme for the last 10-15 years or possibly more. The focus has been on trying to represent students’ attainment across all disciplines in terms of generic ladders of grades and…
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