Records of Achievement
This chapter presents a model of records of achievement and considers its implementation. The ideas and views are a reflection of the author's experience with Manchester Local Education Authority's (LEA's) Assessment Development Unit. For those attempting to find ways of recording and reporting the achievements of young people, the publication in July 1984 of Records of Achievement; a statement of policy by the Department of Education and Science marked a turning point. The title of the unit gives a clear indication of our belief that the quality of records of achievement is ultimately determined by the ability of teachers to find appropriate methods of assessing the performance and achievement of students. Evaluation and monitoring of 29 pilot schools will serve to discover good practice and test the feasibility of recording achievement in general, and external accreditation in particular. The Manchester LEA pilot school will be our opportunity to test the model described in the chapter.