RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler

Subject: RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 13:33:53 -0400




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From: Fred Ridder [mailto:docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com]

Kevin [McLauchlan not McLaughlin] wrote:

> Sure, there are flaws in that model, but would it be any
> less effective or entertaining than the model whereby
> sit-down tests are devised and administered by bureau'rats
> driven by politicians?

Note that according to the STC's website "Certification will be based on assessing portfolios and work artifacts, not examinations. (In other words, there are no tests.)"
This isn't to say that the evaluation of portfolios won't be subject to the same motivations and pressures, but nobody is talking about "sit-down tests".
-Fred Ridder


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Evaluation of portfolios by earnest and intent reviewers
goes on until it becomes just too time-consuming.
Then, they either start automating the process or
developing standardized testing in order to handle
the number of applicants.

If the number of applicants does not become daunting,
given how many TWs there are, then the program is
basically a failure, yes?


By the way - thinking of recent World Cup Soccer -
would the evaluation of portfolios be open, transparent,
and subject to instant-replay?

That is, could I come along in a few years, submit
a portfolio, get miffed by how it was evaluated,
and refer back to somebody's review from this year
that had similar characteristics but seemingly got
a better eval?

Or... "Oh, no. We can't be transparent. Privacy issues,
you understand."

:-)

- Kevin

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Follow-Ups:

References:
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Sharon Burton
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Keith Hood
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Wade Courtney
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Suzette Leeming
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Mike Starr
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Suzette Leeming
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Deborah Hemstreet
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Wade Courtney
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Wade Courtney
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Certification: Ernest and Scribbler: From: Fred Ridder

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