Reply To: Aggregation Woes and Systemic Compatibility (A conversation on Knowing the Learner)

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Mike Campito
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If the aggregation is an issue, isn’t it simply fine to leave results divided? It is true that grading in general is inherently unhelpful, but it seems the primary problem is with the aggregation of the values. If that is the case, then assuming the individual tracking of learning goals, how can this be implemented to worthwhile educational value in a setting in which grading remains mandatory? Something still has to be graded in the vast majority of schools in America, so in order to implement this, that remains a hard wall that must be crossed. Is there any way that these learning goals can be tracked separately in a graded setting in order to better the student’s education without diverging irreconcilably with the greater educational system as a whole? Or is the KTL system too radical to be taken in half steps as such?