Many of those personal qualities that we hold dear—resilience and courage in the face of stress, a sense of craft in our work, a commitment to justice and caring in our social relationships, a dedication to advancing the public good in communal life—are exceedingly difficult to assess. And so, unfortunately, we are apt to measure what we can, and eventually come to value what is measured over what is left unmeasured. The shift is subtle and occurs gradually.
Robert Glaser and the National Academy of Education.
In Lamar Alexander and H. Thomas James The Nation’s Report Card: Improving the Assessment of Student Achievement, 1987.
PERSONAL QUALITIES NOT MEASURED BY TESTS
SENSE OF BEAUTY
SENSE OF WONDER
SENSE OF HUMOR
This list taken from information provided by Dr. Gerald Bracey.
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