Not the full story by far but worth thinking about…
- NZQA in conjunction with industry, Universities, Teachers etc… create a standard that fits within NZ Curriculum
- The Teacher reads the standard.
- The Teacher interprets the standard.
- The Teacher creates an Internal assessment against the standard.
- The Teacher creates resources to teach the standard including a formative (practice) assessment.
- The Teacher teaches the standard…. but not just “teaching to the test”! Are you thinking Tui advert…Yeah Right
- The Teacher supervises the students doing the standard and gathers evidence of authenticity.
- The Teacher marks the formative and the summative (final) assessments.
- The Teacher allows for extensions, re-submissions, resits as appropriate and within school policies.
- Society values achievement by way of number of credits, Schools are valued (and rewarded) for number of credits (especially for bottom 20%), employers want to see credits, Universities want to see credits…
- And the school has moderation policies, ERO moderates…. to make sure the overall system maintains integrity.
And this all means there is no conflict of interest?
I would love to see a formal systems thinking model of the above.