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Is Barack Obama right: are too many tests taking the joy out of teaching?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    No, testing gives me deep joy.
  3. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    The purpose of assessment is to accurately measure someone's ability in a determined area.

    The difference between a 4 and a 5 or a B and a C is so small as to be affected by a vast range of variables. You cannot attribute that difference to any single variable. Yet upon that difference stands a headteacher's job, a teacher's pay rise, a child's life chances.

    It's not so much the frequency, which is very high, but the high stakes nature of the testing which is incongruous to the variability of the accuracy of the assessment.
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I thought we'd sort of all agreed on this one, even the really right-wingers...?

    Of course there's too much high-stakes testing.
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Yup... he's right.

    Yup, nothing will change.
    Compassman likes this.
  6. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    Do bears poo in the woods
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  8. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    If you go down to the woods today.........o_O
  9. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Your bear poo is monopolising my Alert page. I can recommend you to a very good Jungian analyst, if you'd like. Or a zoo veterinarian.
  10. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    An unintended but amusing consequence
  11. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I'm billing you for the cleaning.
    yfel_endwerce likes this.
  12. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

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