As teachers, students and policymakers across the country question the viability of the current assessment system, world-respected assessment expert Dylan Wiliam talks to The Times Educational Supplement about what he thinks the alternative should be. The past two years have brought huge disruption to our assessment system, prompting more people to question how we do things. But how much has the pandemic actually taught us about how to make the system fairer and more effective? According to Professor Dylan Wiliam, not a lot. Such a view from an international expert on the topic may seem pessimistic, but Wiliam, who is emeritus professor of educational assessment at UCL Institute of Education, sees the past two years as a missed opportunity.
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