Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should
Thank you very much for this Rebecca. Most insightful and thoughtful, as always. I couldn’t agree more. Students need to be able to do things at school and in life, that are not measured. Recorded, maybe; but measured and graded, definitely not. School is essentially a series of academic exercises that do need measuring, for reasons you state. I am appalled at the subjectivity that champions of the alternative movement wish to apply to these new measurements. One said it should be like job promotion. Well, there’s an area I have seen more corruption, misjudgement and consequential harm than in many other areas.
Melbourne University has been responsible for the worst assessment imposed on student-teachers, the QTPA test. It was a ridiculous attempt to measure Hattie’s ideas of impact. If you want a good example of unethical, immoral assessment, look no further.
Thank you once again.
You have articulated concerns I have had on this topic so succinctly. Thank you.