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The times they are a-changing: A New Model for Senior Secondary Assessment

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When considering implementing educational change there are three important questions that must be addressed, regardless of what the proposed change may be. First, we must reflect on why change is needed and have a clear understanding of the issue. Then we must investigate the most appropriate innovation for addressing the identified problem and finally we must consider the actual process of change itself. The purpose of this paper is to examine each of these questions through the lens of system-wide assessment reform; exploring how a more future-focused rendition of an ePortfolio can provide an innovative answer to the challenges facing current assessment practice in senior secondary compulsory education.

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