Learn it, don’t earn it

This article from Katrina Schwartz at Mindshift is a good one.  I especially like this paragraph about formative assessments:

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I also like this line: This type of low-stakes assessment also makes it easier for teachers and students to become partners in learning, giving students ownership over their success and asking them to show responsibility for improvement.

Let’s keep working toward establishing a culture of learning meaningful skills, rather than earning meaningless grades.

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/01/the-importance-of-low-stakes-student-feedback/