Month: July 2015

Principled Assessment Design by Dylan Wiliam

Back in 2013 I wrote a lengthy review of Measuring Up by Daniel Koretz. This book has had a huge influence on how I think about assessment. Last year I read Principled Assessment Design by Dylan Wiliam, which is equally good and very helpful for anyone looking to design a replacement for national curriculum levels. As… Read more »

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Tacit knowledge

In my most recent blogs about assessment, I’ve looked at some of the practical problems with assessment criteria.  I think these practical problems are related to two theoretical issues: the nature of human judgment, which I’ve written about here, and tacit knowledge, which is what this post is about. In Michael Polanyi’s phrase, ‘we know… Read more »

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