Robert Kansky, associate executive director of the Mathematical Sciences Education
Board, discusses how assessment becomes an integral part of instruction. Excerpted
from the videotape, Gateway to the Future: Exploring Science Through Technology
(Great Lakes Collaborative, Midwest Consortium for Mathematics and Science Education,
& NCREL, 1993).
"Assessment now becomes an integral part of instruction. There are certain kinds of things that we really value in the curriculum that cannot be seen by having kids write things on paper, that there are other ways, you have to see them do it. But if you want to find out if a kid can jump five feet, you don't have them write a paper about it, the only way to find out is to have the person do it. So, assessment then becomes something that has to be done in the classroom in very complex ways."