2.5/3.5 project based assessment
Why do we do the test approach?
Very little available for resources - how do we know that the research task is to the requirements of the standard?
Marking language is difficult and tedious.
Favorable feedback from moderators.
Possible to do research with a test at the end of it.
ESOL students find research very difficult.
Does a test give the best possible opportunity to be fairly assessed?
-test marks on par with national stats
-easy to mark merit vs excellence
-NZIP moderated, ready to go
How can we go about a research assessment?
-marking schedule directly from TKI
-use google docs to provide feedback during research, make sure students are doing the right things, instant private and personalized feedback, improves authenticity
From the mouth of Dave Thrasher
-2.5 in yr 11, 3.5 in yr 12 (level 1 physics class)
-still defaulting to the test
How do we find time to do 2.5/3.5?
-take out 2.1/3.1
-after school tutorials
Consensus seems to be test is better