Assessment Around the World
Scanning the UK and the world for the best assessment practices to learn from.
Rethinking Assessment in Education:
The Case for Change
In this paper, a collaboration between Rethinking Assessment and the Centre for Strategic Education in Australia, Bill Lucas offers an overview of our thinking and findings so far alongside his own wider research. Our young people, the paper argues, require all of us working in education to establish greater clarity about the uses of assessment in education, linked to a greater understanding of the science of assessment.
Across the world schools, districts, states, countries, consortia, NGOs and international bodies are rethinking assessment.
There is a growing sense that most public examinations, especially in secondary education, don’t examine the right things.
The wider capabilities and dispositions wanted by employers such as creativity and collaborative problem solving are largely absent.
Important aspects of the development of character, resilience and social and emotional learning are missing.
Important aspects of practical and applied learning are almost entirely overlooked.