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Ten notes on systems for assessing learning processes

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Recently, there has been renewed debate on the mechanisms for gauging and assessing learning achievements. The range of stakeholders to be assessed and the dimensions of assessment widen. Furthermore, institutional design has increasingly become the focus of the discussion.

The fifth issue of the IBE In-Progress Reflections series on Current and Critical Issues in the Curriculum and Learning, entitled ‘Ten Notes on Systems for Assessing Learning Processes', seeks to contribute to this debate from the perspective of Professor Juan Carlos Tedesco, a renowned and prestigious educator from Argentina. The author shares his perspective on gauging and assessing learning.

By taking a close look at the history of assessment and discussing the strengths and weaknesses often associated with it, steps forward can be taken in the field, understanding that a great many dimensions are involved, both outside and within the education system that are both material and cultural. This paper furthers the understanding that by using a systemic approach to meet these ends, it then becomes possible to establish procedures which seek to promote higher levels of equality and social justice. On the other hand, an appropriate combination of external and internal assessment can ultimately improve the quality of education. We must stop considering evaluation as an end in itself and, instead, look upon it as a tool to serve the aims of social justice.

This fifth issue is currently available in French and Spanish, and will be soon available in English.
We invite you to discover this fifth publication and participate in the discussion forum to share your expertise. Please also share this blog with your colleagues and networks so we can engage a wider audience in this discussion.
More information on the In-Progress Reflection Series.
 
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