How Assessment Was Born

Once upon a time, in a place long forgotten, the first teacher helped a willing and enthusiastic student learn something new.  As they proceeded on their educational journey, the student eventually demonstrated a deep and thorough understanding of the task, content, and concepts.  They paused along the road, and the teacher turned to the student.

“You are ready,” the teacher said, in a language no one remembers anymore.  “Let’s see whatcha got.”*

Thus, assessment was born.

*Yes, I know that sentence is grammatically flawed.  It’s dialog, so it’s allowed.  🙂 

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