I am testing Moodle on a few classes in a Secondary School in South Africa. The Education policy in South Africa has recently changed and will be shortly implemented ("recent" and "shortly" refer to "government time" so there are a few years on either side!).
The thrust of the new model is on Outcomes Based Education. There are quite stringent methods of marking and record-keeping needed. For example, we may perform an activity, but that activity will test five or so skills. We need to be able to give an indication of how well they performed that skill in that task.
This allows us to record the proficiency with which the task was co-ordinated, and also we can do a cross check to see the pupil's level of proficiency at that particular skill. The skills are outlined in the National Curriculum Statements, so there are some definite ones.
Is the gradebook capable of this? If not, are there plans to include such a system? Without having looked to carefully at the record keeping abilities of Moodle, it seems that what is needed is a cross between the "Scales" and the "Grades".
I'd appreciate any feedback that you could offer.
The curriculum statements for South Africa, if you want to get an idea of what I'm talking about, can be found here: http://education.pwv.gov.za/index.asp?src=docu&xsrc=legi&ysrc=Acts
Have a look under the heading "Further Education And Training" and the curriculum statemenrs start from about no. 6.