Measuring What Really Matters
In this Kappan article, the authors suggest that current assessment systems are largely “flawed” and that they should be improved through the addition of performance assessments. The article describes a brief history of the failed 1990s performance assessment movement and how many of those problems have been corrected. The authors support their recommendation for a more balanced assessment system with several examples. This article includes a single reference from the authors’ 2014 book on performance assessment.