8. What if teachers decided how to assess and when to assess?

What if the were no mandated assessments by an education board?

What if we replaced a progression structure based on entry and exit criteria from one year to the other to a progression structure which moved students based on level of ability & interest from one set of achievements to another? So no formal mandated exams, the teacher and student both decide when they are ready for evaluation. All the way up to employers, who judge learning ability, competence and passion rather than scores on an entrance, selection or eligibility test?

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  1. The idea in itself is very appealing and is how it should be ideally. As far as formative assessment is concerned teachers can be given autonomy though we need to be sure that they understand its implications and are motivated and invested enough to do a sincere job.However, in a country like ours with such diversity we need to have some standardisation and monitoring. apart from that we need to have some kind of benchmarks to ensure quality control.

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  2. The idea in itself is very appealing and is how it should be ideally. As far as formative assessment is concerned teachers can be given autonomy though we need to be sure that they understand its implications and are motivated and invested enough to do a sincere job.However, in a country like ours with such diversity we need to have some standardisation and monitoring. apart from that we need to have some kind of benchmarks to ensure quality control.

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