Are high school exams out of date? Just before Christmas, the Scottish Government’s International Council for Education Advisers (ICEA) called for the end of high school exams as we know them in a report, and the idea attracted plenty of media attention.
The ICEA, whose membership includes Policy Scotland Director Professor Chris Chapman, called exams “out of date technology” operating in the 21st century.
Digital technology had “transformed our capacity for self-assessment, peer assessment, shared assessment and continuous assessment”, and that assessment and exams could be continuous rather than episodic.
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