Over the last couple of months a recurrent theme has been playing insistently…
- The visit to the UK by Pasi Sahlberg prompted a post highlighting the achievement of Finnish education, a system that has become successful in part by limiting student testing to the necessary minimum.
- At the Creative Engagements conference in Oxford this month, Fiona Smith, an assessor of Australian gifted children, presented evidence that creative children are disadvantaged by traditional testing methods and psychometric tools.
- Allison Morris provided the pertinent graphic (below) from Accredited Online Colleges that neatly conveys the situation in the USA…with statistics showing that standardized tests don’t make sense.
…but are UK education policymakers hearing the tune that’s reverberating around the world?