Assignment 2: Précis—Role of Assessments
Assessments in education originated as a way of measuring a student’s capabilities for the future rather than the actual learning happening in the present. The last fifteen years have seen many changes to the role assessments play in classrooms across the U.S. Mounting pressures for accountability placed on schools by lawmakers and the public have contributed to this discussion.[shortposting]
Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research on the role assessments play in education today. Based on your research, write a précis that answers the following:
- How has the importance of assessments changed in the last fifteen years? Why? Provide reasons for this change.
A précis is a brief summary that presents the main points of an argument or topic in concise form. Develop a 1–2-page précis in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A2.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A2.doc.
By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.
This assignment is worth 30 points and will be graded using a rubric. Download and read the rubric to understand the expectations.
Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of précis.20Writing, mechanics, spelling, grammar, and flow.10Total:30