“Educational assessment must overcome a central dilemma, … If there are no consequences attached to a test, then it will do little to motivate healthy change within the educational system; however, if the result of an assessment is highly consequential, then it may engender unproductive or undesirable outcomes such as narrowing the curriculum, “teaching to test,” and weakening the role of teacher” (Braun, Henry, et al (2006) Improving Education Through Assessment, Innovation, and Evaluation.
Here’s what’s most remarkable about Peru’s April 10 first-round election, which will result in a June 5 runoff vote between Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski: Nearly 80 per cent of the people voted against a Venezuelan-like leftist-populist model.
By Lear Matthews
(A version of this article was first published in the March, 2016 edition of the Guyana Cultural Association Magazine)
Participants in Guyana’s Golden Jubilee Symposium Series will explore four interrelated questions: Who are we?
President Granger’s announcement that two million hectares of Guyana’s forest will be placed under conservation as Guyana’s contribution to combatting climate change and global warming, is a most welcome development.
The “price of carbon” proxy
Last week’s column introduced estimates of the carbon stock in Guyana’s forests. All estimates of its forest cover, as provided by the FAO’s five Global Forests Assessments held between 1990 and 2015, reveal that, for more than a quarter of a century, Guyana has justified its celebrated status as a “high forest – low deforestation” (HFLD) country.
Satyendra Persaud MBBS DM(Urol) FCCS Registrar, Department of Urology San Fernando General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago
Last time we discussed situations where it would be appropriate to observe low risk prostate cancer – this is called active surveillance.