Narrative Assessments

Maybe it is because we have so many of our students being educated by parents, siblings, non-educators, but the time to bring back narrative assessments might be now.

I am also not sure who should author them. Teachers can describe the learning without judgment from afar, but really the parents are the ones with the insight right now into their student’s learning. Wouldn’t it be great if every parent could assess their student this spring?

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I started out my teaching career creating a one-page narrative for each 5th grader’s report card every nine weeks.  My Apple IIe did the job, and it helped to be a new teacher, but the tools today are outstanding for the kind of fill-in-the-blank greatness which appeals to everyone.

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