Policymakers are being forced to rethink the role of such assessments in public education as growing resistance builds to traditional testing. Not all countries have such high stakes testing but serve to develop children who are deeper thinkers instead; Finland is one such example. Students, parents and teacher unions voices as stakeholders should be included in educaton policy. Read the implications here.
Recent scientific insights into stress, cognition, memory and attention, are bringing more radical thinking in many countries, as they are rethinking their traditional end of year testing regimes. Read more here.
Education systems are changing-student experiences are learning about things that will have a positive impact on people. New measures of success require a big changes in relationships. Maria Langworthy shares what she has seen around the world as education systems transform through the use of new pedagogies. Read more here.