"Grant Wiggins is a nationally recognized assessment expert who has been working in assessment reform for more than twenty-five years. He is president of the educational consulting firm Authentic Education, and with Jay McTighe, co-author of Understanding by Design, an award-winning framework for curriculum design used around the world. In this interview, Wiggins shares his thoughts on performance assessments, standardized tests, and more.
Q & A:
What distinctions do you make between "testing" and "assessment?"
What is authentic assessment and why is it important?
Why is it important that teachers consider assessment before they begin planning lessons or projects?
How do you assess project-based learning?
How can technology support and enhance assessment?
How do you respond to the argument that teachers don't have enough time to design and conduct authentic or performance-based assessments?
Standardized tests, such as the SAT, are used by schools as a predictor of a student's future success. Is this a valid use of these tests?"
Via Shary Lyssy Marshall, Lynnette Van Dyke