NIFL-ASSESSMENT 2005: [NIFL-ASSESSMENT:872] RE: more from the UK

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Date: Thu Jan 20 2005 - 11:26:02 EST

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Once upon a time there was something called competence-based assessment.  Its origins seem to be a mixture of Tyler, through Bloom's taxonomy, 'mastery' theories of learning (some people see 'mastery learning' and 'competence-based assessment' as meaning the same thing, Robert whatever his name was who coined the phrase 'criterion referencing' - Glazer/Glaser - and so on.  All you need is a set of 'transparent standards'.  If you have transparent standard, everybody knows what is required and there can be no arguments about it.   Either a piece of work meets these standards or it does not.  What could be simpler than that? 


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