The Unified State Examination (ЕГЭ) has become the most significant reform in the teaching of history in schools. The USE has affected the entire society of the Russian Federation. The new system…
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What is a “worthy” test for History?
On October 24, 2015, The White House released (on Facebook!) a short speech by President Obama where he addressed growing concerns over the increase in standardized testing in the U.S. President Obama called for “smart, strategic tests” that help kids learn and don’t take the joy out of learning.
Historical Thinking. Diagnose Learning Processes Instead of Assessing Performance
“If you wish to improve teaching and learning, you have to attend to teaching and learning.” With this statement, Bruce A. VanSledright suggests to leave the current fixation on large-scale assessment of historical thinking behind and to turn research attention to the description and diagnosis of individual learning processes.