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When measuring matters

"If a measurement matters at all, it is because it must have some conceivable effect on decisions and behaviour. If we can't identify a decision that could be affected by a proposed measurement and how it could change those decisions, then the measurement simply has no value”
- Douglas W. Hubbard

Do we do this enough in education?  Honestly and rigorously identify the decisions that could be affected by a proposed measurement.

And if we do - do we ever reconsider the measuring?

Because we should.

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