I’m not that sure about how the WA system worked, but it’s been under attack for some time; this was the news today.
THE West Australian Government has effectively killed off its outcomes-based education system (OBE), dumping a controversial grading method using eight levels of achievement.
New Education Minister Mark McGowan today said the move was part of wide-ranging changes to WA’s education system.
He replaced Ljiljanna Ravlich as education minister last month after
she was removed in a ministerial reshuffle, after months of heavy
criticism by teachers and the state opposition over the implementation
Mr McGowan said today Year 11 and 12 students would now be assessed
using traditional percentage marks and grades rather than the proposed
“(The move is) to restore public confidence in the rigour and
quality of our education system so that these ongoing debates, analysis
and perhaps in some parts confusion in relation to our education system
are ended,” Mr McGowan said in Perth.
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