In the Fall issue of Independent School Magazine, Pat Bassett makes a case for "demonstrations of student learning". Would it change outcomes if a teacher asks a student to demonstrate what they know? I think it certainly would. What can you do with what you know in a real-world setting.
Pat Bassett writes about "tangible output" in terms of student portfolios and "demonstrations of learning." How would your curriculum change if the assessment was an actual demonstration of a student had learned? Take a look at the list that Bassett and a group of college presidents and school heads put together as demonstrations of learning. What would you include?