Posted by: Jared Seay | January 29, 2015

Can Games Make High-Stakes Tests Obsolete?

testscoringNobody likes high-stakes testing. The problems are well documented. But maybe games can help to change the way we approach assessment.

Games allow processes to take place all at once–instruction and assessment simultaneously happening through practice re-imagined as play.

Jordan Shapiro, Digital Learning Coordinator for Temple University’s Intellectual Heritage Department shows how games are especially well suited to take over and greatly  improve the job that standardized testing has held for decades.

FULL ARTICLE at Mind/Shift

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