Varied Assessment

PICTURE 1
Teacher: For this assignment you will write a 2000 word essay. In your essay..
PICTURE 2
Students: Not another essay!
PICTURE 3
Teacher: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nooo, it’s Assessment Man! Assessment Man: Assigning too many essays? Have you heard about varied assessment?
PICTURE 4
Assessment Man: Varied assessment is for everyone! Others: Blogs and wikis! Artwork! Online discussions! Portfolio! Newspaper or magazine article!

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Teacher says [with a smile]: For this assignment you will write a 2000 word essay. In your essay..

Students protest: Not another essay!

Teacher sees something approaching in the sky. She says with excitement: … Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No no, it’s Assessment Man!

Assessment Man replies: Assigning too many essays? Have you heard about varied assessment?

Assessment Man then happily announces: Varied assessment is for everyone!

Other voices in the background shout out: Blogs and wikis! Artwork! Online discussions! Portfolio! Newspaper or magazine article!

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