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Toward a Culture of Educational Assessment in Daily Life

Torre, Carlos A.; Sampson, Michael.
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Paper prepared for The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education
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The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education, Future of Assessment, Self-Assessment, Standardized Testing, Liberal Education, Sociocultural Factors, Emotional Intelligence, Self Evaluation, Student Responsibility, 21st Century Skills


This essay makes the case for future cultural practices through which lay persons, as well as educators, enjoy reasonably sophisticated understandings of educational assessment data and processes. The authors outline their best estimates of where education is going, where it needs to go, and, therefore, what may be needed from educational self-assessment during the 21st century.

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