• We already DO assessment
  • Assessment is not as hard (or confusing) as we often think
  • Assessment and grading are interrelated, but not the same thing
  • Students generally want to know how they performed and how to improve.
  • When students know the criteria for an assessment, they are more likely to perform closer to expectations.
  • Using an assessment measure such as a rubric, helps concretize the reasons for a student's grade.