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Chapter Goals/Key Ideas
  • Bring together the best practice in teaching, learning, and assessing
  • Return assessment to its roots through principled and purposeful practice
  • Nurture an inclusive and sustainable assessment climate
  • Tests are neither good nor bad—it is the purpose, effect, and use of the tests
  • Restorative assessment works for all learners
Real Learning

In education, it is understood that the greatest learning takes place when the purpose is clear, prior knowledge is activated, growth is monitored, students are engaged and supported, functional feedback is provided, and multiple assessment methods are used. No wonder students get frustrated when they are told that today they will learn about the Renaissance, are asked what they know about it, complete structured notes on a video, and at the conclusion take a multiple-choice test.

Even when teachers ...

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