My present view of an assessment system that depends on technology to provide the learner with a robust picture of his/her learning progress. At any given moment, a learner such as Alan can see his state test results, class grades, and all formative comments that are focused on a particular standard. He has a well rounded comprehensive view of where he was, where he is now, and where he still has to go in terms of the standard. Since his teacher also has access to this information, the teacher can provide scaffolding to help Alan be more successful in the standard. In addition, Alan can see how far he has progressed in his personal goals for the course and in his life long goals.
What is your view of an assessment system that helps students instead of just giving them grades? How have you implemented it with technology?
© Harry Grover Tuttle, 2007