This is a follow-up to my blog from last week about performance descriptors. In that blog, I made three basic points: 1) that we have conflated assessment and prose performance…Read more
Month: May 2015
Problems with performance descriptors
…begin to imagine an assessment system that doesn’t use some form of descriptor. For many people, descriptors simply are assessment, and if a school is to create its own assessment…Read more
What do exams and opinion polls have in common?
…the targeted instruction will probably get better grades. Thus, poor test design, in the shape of coursework and controlled assessment, encourages teaching to the test and distorts the validity of…Read more
Research Ed, Riverdale School, New York
Every single research ED conference I’ve been to has been amazing, but this one, for me, was the best yet. Mainly that’s because I got to hear new voices – either people who were completely new to me, or people I’ve read and heard a lot about, but never met before. I love the research… Read more »Read more