How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful? | Edutopia

August 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/making-assessments-meaningful-heather-wolpert-ga…

“When I think about my own definition of a “meaningful assessment,” I think the test must meet certain requirements. The assessment must have value other than “because it’s on the test.” It has value to the individual student who is taking it. It must intend to impact the world beyond the student “self,” whether it is on the school site, the outlying community, the state, country, world, etc. And finally, the assessment should incorporate skills that students need for their future. That is, the test must assess skills other than the mere content. It must also test how eloquent the students communicate their content.”

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