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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Different approach for NCLB?

There is a sane discussion now emerging in the UK about scrapping the current system of student assessment (which tests all students on common tests at ages 7, 11 and 14) and replacing it with a two-pronged approach that promotes both a general assessment of instructional performance (based on examining sampled population, which is now in use in Scotland) and individualized (personalized) student assessment.

I hope the folks engaged in No Child Left Behind are watching and listening...


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