Tuesday, May 31, 2011

If we are to use test scores...

If you are familiar with my blog, then you know I am never one to advocate for the use of test scores.

However, I will say this: If test scores are ever to be used, they can only ever be used by the teacher who has assessed the individual students while using multiple sources of information.

Without knowing the child and without having access to all of the other kinds of information only the classroom teacher is privy to, test scores in the hands of the government will only ever do more harm than good.

So if governments wish to continue to use test scores, they need to find a way to include the teacher's professional judgement.

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