In The Perfect Assessment System, Rick Stiggins calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in education. Speaking from more than 40 years of experiences in the field – and speaking for all learners who hope to succeed, the teacher who want them to succeed and the local school leaders whose aspirations for success have been thwarted by assessment traditions – Stiggins maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that supports sound instructional decision making and better learning. He addresses
We have not yet begun to explore assessment’s true potential to enhance both school quality and student well-being. Stiggins kicks off this critical conversation and charts a course for a new system that promises much higher levels of student success at a fraction of our current testing costs. The door is open for assessment reform; here is a bold plan for getting it right.