August 13th, 2009

breaking bad

Essays vs multiple choice

I spent quite a bit of yesterday reading the new report from the Centre for Policy Studies (right wing think-tank) on abolishing quangos in the schools sector. I won't talk about that - too close to work, probably not that interesting - but people might be interested in another paper published by one of the authors of the current paper, last January: Ticking the Boxes (PDF link).

He argues that in English schools essays should be abolished and replaced as an assessment tool by multiple choice exams.
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