Assessment Crisis: The Absence of Assessment for Learning

  title={Assessment Crisis: The Absence of Assessment for Learning},
  author={Richard J. Stiggins},
  journal={Phi Delta Kappan Magazine},
  pages={758 - 765}
  • R. Stiggins
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Education
  • Phi Delta Kappan Magazine
A real voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes but of seeing through new eyes. - Marcel Proust IF WE ARE finally to connect assessment to school improvement in meaningful ways, we must come to see assessment through new eyes. Our failure to find a potent connection has resulted in a deep and intensifying crisis in assessment in American education. Few elected officials are aware of this crisis, and almost no school officials know how to address it. Our current assessment… 

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