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Education deans to lead review of student performance assessment

April 04, 2013

The Vancouver Sun reported on a Ministry of Education announcement that Kris Magnusson, SFU Dean of Education, and Blye Frank of UBC will be co-chairmen of a newly created advisory group that will review assessments, including provincial exams in high school and the controversial Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) in elementary grades.

The ministry says "the plan is intended to make K-12 schools more “flexible, dynamic and adaptable to better prepare students for success in a rapidly changing, global world.”

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