Title: Implications of school-based assessment for the Pacific Author: Sharma, Sushita, Thimmappa, Purushothamarao
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.25, no.1-2, 2003
|Subject: || Performance standards|
Teacher participation in curriculum planning
Abstract: The paradigm shift in education from a traditional approach to constructivist approaches has paved the way for the emergence of a variety of assessment methods under the umbrella of school-based assessment. Teacher assessment can be considered an integral part of school-based assessment. Many institutions, world wide, slowly but surely are incorporating one or other of these forms of assessment in their educational services. In the Pacific, the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is one of the premier institutions to take a lead in this regard. IBO.s Suva International Secondary School practises a broad range of modern assessment forms as an alternative to school examinations. Until students reach the public examination at the end of schooling, teacher assessment alone sets, maintains, and monitors the curriculum and performance standards at all levels. Focusing on the assessment practice in this Suva school, this paper discusses implications of such a system for Pacific educational management and teacher education.