I enjoyed the works of :
Book: Assessment for Learning: How to Make Classroom Assessment Work, by Anne Davies
Damian Cooper: Too bad you have to see/work with him live!
There is a lot of assessment talk out there and its good. However there are traditional practices that are still very much institutionalized in our schools today. Which way will it go? Universities still require marks as a form of information about those who they will let into their doors and the ministry of education still requires ‘marks’ to be reports several times a year and has mandatory provincial exams (albeit a reduced list from just five years ago). There are many questions about the value of standardized testing but we are still required to do them. Is it fair to go with the tide and abolish this type of assessment or do we owe it to our students to prepare them for these standardized assessments that are waiting for them at the post secondary level?