Teaching Geography in Secondary Schools: A Reader

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of. Standards portfolios can provide the basis for determining this in relation to the National Curriculum. But being flexible assessment instruments, standards portfolios could also provide alternative versions of 'progress', for example tracing conceptual development or, as in the case of Leat and McGrane (2000) referred to earlier, thinking capacity. There is perhaps some interesting research and development work to be done in this field of geography education.


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The concept of high-stakes testing probably originates from analysis in the USA. The term is a useful one for all education systems, denoting how some tests really matter in a public sense, because job prospects or future educational opportunities depend directly on the test outcome. Research has shown that when testing operates in high-stakes conditions the impact on teaching can be so great as to distort healthy teaching and learning relationships.

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Black, P. and Wiliam, D. (1998b) Inside the Black Box, University of London, Department of Education, Kings College.
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