Saturday, 15 September 2012

Everything Hinges on Assessment - EdTech Researcher - Education Week

Everything Hinges on Assessment - EdTech Researcher - Education Week:

"When I was in Singapore, one of the most common refrains that I heard from educators was "assessment drives behavior." For Singaporeans, that meant that policy and curriculum reforms were typically constrained (or unleashed) by assessment. Real change in teaching and learning requires real change in assessment.

Along the same lines, Chris Dede, one of the architects of the National Education Technology Plan, has a great comment (in this video) that of all the parts of the National Ed Tech Plan—learning, assessment, teaching, productivity, R&D—none matters more than assessment. Unless we get assessment right, none of the other changes will happen. (Chris Dede is perhaps the most quotable scholar in education technology. He is a wellspring of pithy statements.)"

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