How Do We Judge Success in a Democracy?

Deborah Meier, , Jun 07, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Deborah Meier writes, "parents are not the problem; it's the conditions under which they have to raise their children, the obstacles they must overcome to cope with daily crises that are the problem—mostly related to poverty and racism." This has a direct impact on assessment, "discarding as useless the data I get from the form of testing we have become addicted to... [and instead] assessment that is based on carefully organized judgments about student work, work presented and defended in front of a panel of both internal and external experts." I've described this sort of approach over the last few years as "evaluation by recognition" (as opposed to "evaluation by measurement"). I know I need to expand on the idea; this post is to make it clear that it's not really my idea, that the idea is out there, and only needs articulating.

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