From Formative Assessment to Assessment for Learning: A Path to Success in Standards-Based Schools

  title={From Formative Assessment to Assessment for Learning: A Path to Success in Standards-Based Schools},
  author={Richard J. Stiggins},
  journal={Phi Delta Kappan Magazine},
  pages={324 - 328}
  • R. Stiggins
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Phi Delta Kappan Magazine
SOCIETY HAS SEEN fit to redefine the role of its schools. No longer are they to be places that merely sort and rank students according to their achievement. Now, they are to be places where all students become competent, where all students meet pre-specified standards and so are not left behind. With increasing intensity, policy makers are turning to assessment as the power tool that will compel schools to fulfill this new role. If we look closely at the union of this redefined mission and the… Expand
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