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Yes, but…

Posted on: October 9, 2021

Yes, kids should learn from mistakes. But they are not likely to this as a result of high stakes summative exams.

Tests are not the best method for developing resilience and critical reflection. A major exam like the PSLE has one main purpose — to sort. 

Assessment and evaluation experts know this. The layperson does not. It will take a lot of re-education of learners young and old to beat the exam mindset into submission. I doubt we can do this. But we might be able to get enough people to realise the limits of tests and exams.

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