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"Inside the Black Box" and "Assessment Crisis"

A critical reflection (reaction) highlighting your thoughts on the following two articles:
Black & William, Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment.
Stiggins, Assessment Crisis: The Absence of Assessment FOR Learning


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I strongly feel that this article serves as an effective cautionary warning for American teachers and warrants us to step back and look individually and locally at reforming our own classroom assessments, not just focusing so intently merely on the "big picture" in terms of state and national assessments. I agree with the article because classroom leveled assessments are often neglected and misaligned with standardized tests. Instead, the article advocates how "Both assessment of learning and assessment for learning ...

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I offer brief, personal reactions to "Inside the Black Box" and "Assessment Crisis."