What should we assess? What shouldn't we assess?
A teachers’ primary concern is whether their students are learning or not, which places assessment as a critical part of teaching. What should I assess? How do I assess? Prof. Geoffrey Hinchliffe and Prof. Heinz Dieter-Meyer respond to these questions in the context of a classroom and with large-scale assessments respectively.
Prof. Geoffrey Hinchliffe
University of East Anglia, UK
When we assess, we should focus on the child’s ability to give reasons for what they think, and their ability to make judgments in particular situations.
Prof. heinz dieter-meyer
State University of New York, USA
Teaching is essentially contextual and it can only be understood in the particular communication between a teacher and group of students.