After thirty posts in thirty days in January of this year, I knew my connection with the overlapping subjects of testing, education, learning, knowledge, and (so-called) merit was not severed or dissolved. They still strike me as important and I still want to try to stir up some good trouble in those regions. At that time, our theater company, Knowledge Workings Theater, was preparing for a reading of a new play, The Jester’s Wife, and then an Off-Broadway production, The Oracle, at Theater for the New City. Both went well and now before the next producitions start sliding out of the factory gates, the timing seems apt for a series of short references to other articles and reports that bump up against my personal history of testing
Starters? This piece on ‘ungrading‘ by Elisabeth Gruner struck me as both immediately useful and a steppingstone to the discussion that needs to happen: how do we move toward a state of ‘NO TESTS BUT FOR LEARNING’
Read it and let me know what you think.