Making Progress—Measuring Progress presents leading thinking on what it means for students to progress, and how might we usefully measure it.
The proceedings from NZCER’s thought-provoking 2008 conference, Making Progress—Measuring Progress draws together ideas from influential figures in New Zealand education, including keynote speakers Margaret Carr and Jeffrey Smith.
Margaret Carr, Professor of Education, University of Waikato, explores a range of ways progress can be constructed.
National Educational Monitoring Project Co-Director Jeffrey Smith examines how we can make meaning from student assessments, as do Progressive Achievement Test (PAT) developers Charles Darr and Sue McDowall, who shed light on the thinking behind the new PATs.
NZCER researchers Jane Gilbert and Garrick Cooper challenge our ideas about "progress" and the assumptions that underlie those ideas.