The PPP Policy Proposal: A proposal to improve HSC assessment by introducing externally marked Projects, Portfolios or Performances for all subjects
For my very last subject in my Masters of Arts (Writing and Literature) I chose to break away from the creative writing courses (fiction and non-fiction) and study Public Policy Analysis. I teach Economics and thought it would be relevant in that regard. There is much about the course I haven’t liked but the assessments themselves have been thought provoking. My last assignment (ever?) is to write a 3000 word policy proposal in a prescribed format. After some discussion on Twitter I settled on reducing the reliance on exams for HSC assessment, partly due to inspiration provided by @cpaterso. I have now completed The PPP Policy Proposal (pdf file – don’t want to fuss with style conversion from Word to Blog). Enjoy!
(1) There is a little political hyperbole within this policy proposal
(2) It is within the constraints of a university assignment. Eg Convenor wanted only one paragraph in the Evaluation section and limited to 3000 words in total (I took this to mean not including the Reference List and Appendices)