Profiles of educational assessment systems worldwide
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This paper explores ten common themes concerning assessment practice in Australian education across the six states and two territories. The themes are: (1) a strong curriculum base influencing assessment, (2) the incorporation of school-based assessment in all certification, (3) preference for standards-referenced assessment, (4) respect for teacher judgement, (5) increasing vocational education delivery within schooling, (6) multiple pathways to future study and careers, (7) school-based assessment in the compulsory years of schooling, (8) moves towards outcomes-based frameworks, (9) issues relating to national benchmark data, and (10) equity issues.
Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice
© 2004 Routledge. This is an electronic version of an article published in Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice,Volume 11, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 89 - 108 . Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com with the open URL of your article.