Complexities of Measuring Effectiveness

John Marschhausen, Metadata Applications DC-2014, Jul 04, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

If we actually understood this, and believed it, we would never assess learning using things like tests: "education is complex, challenging to measure, and impossible to show with a single measure. Each child in our care, every single student in our classrooms, is a unique person with different strengths, needs, and passions. Socioeconomic challenges, such as poverty, can greatly impact education – we partner, support, and engage our families to maximize educational opportunities." Related: competency education will be the next great disruptor in the system.

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