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Assessment and innovation in education

Source: apo.org.au Posted By: Cat B...3354 days ago

Do some forms of student (and school) assessment hinder the introduction of innovative educational practices and the development of innovation skills? This report argues that it is possible to reconcile high-stakes assessments and examinations through innovative approaches to testing.

While necessary, assessment based on high-stake examinations often acts as an incentive to teach or study “to the test”. It may thus limit risk-taking by teachers, students and parents, for instance. The problem....

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