Assessment - time for a rethink?
Join Robert Halfon MP and a panel to discuss assessment
Rethinking Assessment started out as a group of state, independent and special schools, business people, academics and stakeholders in the UK wishing to create fairer and more fit for purpose assessments, with a particular focus on the GCSE qualifications taken at age 16 in the UK.
Their aim is to make an argument for change through case studies, analysis, evidence and blogs; as well as to start to provide some workable solutions, practical ideas and approaches that could be piloted in schools and offered as real alternatives. You can visit their main website here for more information.
With the cancellation of GCSE and A-Level exams for the second year running, there has never been a more important time to debate the future of assessment. Countries worldwide are reforming their assessment approaches to improve fairness and equity for learners, there is much we can learn as we consider what our assessment system should look like this year and beyond.
- At what age should assessment take place?
- What are the right modes and methods?
- What can we learn from international trends and approaches?