I know you find the assessment in our class to be a bit unusual. I know it’s uncomfortable, disconcerting, and possibly panic-inducing at times. I’ve also heard some of you say that it’s liberating, fair, and reasonable.
So I’ll share an article with you that I read this evening. It’s written by Alfie Kohn, who is very well known and respected for his ideas about assessment and evaluation. He’s describing a classroom that I haven’t achieved yet, but I’m working towards. Take a moment to read it and tell me what you think.
Here’s the link: Why the Best Teachers Don’t Give Tests