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Testing times : making the case for new school assessment
The Conversation (2013)
  • Geoff N Masters, ACER

Despite their widespread use, letter grades do not provide useful long-term pictures of student progress because they relate only to short-term success on defined bodies of taught content. If school assessments in the 21st century are to contribute to improved learning and better outcomes for all students, then a change in approach is required. Assessments must be designed for the fundamental purpose of establishing and understanding where learners are in their long-term progress in an area of learning at the time of assessment.

  • Conveyor belt,
  • Assessment,
  • Reports,
  • Reporting,
  • Evalution,
  • School students
Publication Date
April 23, 2013
Citation Information
Geoff N Masters. "Testing times : making the case for new school assessment" The Conversation (2013)
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