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Assessments often ask students to tell us what they've learned, which reveals a shallow mastery of subject, ask them to show us instead!

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Yes! I was a middle school English teacher before taking over my school's MakerSpace and I am constantly struck by the similarities needed to craft both good writing and good things. I loved teaching English because so many of the assessments were pieces of writing. It felt like the assessments were authentic. I'd like to see us transfer that authenticity across the disciplines.

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Well said! True of good writing too...don't tell me the character was scared, SHOW ME. Were they shaking in their boots? Was sweat dripping of their nose? Were they having trouble speaking?

I will think more about the connection between good assessment and good writing, perhaps they have the same nature?