Towards an Assessment Paradigm Shift | Tom Sherrington

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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