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Assessment FOR Creativity: What Would It Look Like?

Wow. Great assessment resource.


WordleAssessment is front and center in just about every educational venue today. Whatever we want to develop in schools, we need to think about how it relates to assessment.

To me, one of the most important concepts in assessment is Stiggins’ differentiation of assessment OF learning and assessment FOR learning. Assessment OF learning, of course, is assessment mainly focused on evaluation, letting us know how much students have learned. Assessment FOR learning is primarily designed to help students learn, by giving students and teachers the information they need.

I have said before that the distinction Stiggins made has caused me to contemplate a parallel relationship between assessment and creativity. Researchers have worked for years to develop assessments OF creativity—assessments that will help us recognize and evaluate creativity. But in schools, most assessments have other purposes. Since we must have assessments, let’s design them so they are supportive of students’…

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The Dark Hedges

The Dancing Rest

Photo: Matthias

This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century.
It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.
Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.

In fact, the iconic trees have been used as a filming location in HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones, representing the King’s Road.

“This place was a real gem of a find,” wrote photographer Christopher Tait. “Not in the guide books but we eventually found a tourist guy that knew where it was. 300 year old beach trees line the road. Some have recently been felled as they were starting to fall but it is quite a magical place.”

Photo: Pawel Klarecki

Photo: Pawel Klarecki

Photo: Gary McParland


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