COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT ASSESSMENT

from Max McGee, Palo Alto, California, school system:

The assessment tool “…needs to look like a portfolio students generate over time that reflects their passion, their purpose in life, their sense of wonder, and that demonstrates their resilience and persistence and some intellectual rigor.” [quoted in TIME magazine]

But can they spell? Write an essay? Do independent research (not always collaborative work)? Can they formulate their beliefs? Can they do a literary analysis?

What would Rousseau say?

What do they really have to know to be admitted to X college or university?

Ask: Fareed Zakaria author of In Defense of a Liberal Education (Norton, 2015)

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1 comment
  1. A good question. I guess all of the above.

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