Assessment that Blesses - A Six Week Intensive

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 5:30pm

When: Tuesdays, Sept. 28 - Nov. 2, 2021 4-5:30pm ET
Who: Andrew Kern 
Where: Online!

Can't make it live? All sessions will be recorded and available in a Canvas classroom.

Assessment that Blesses

In this six session series, Andrew Kern guides participants through a reevaluation of how we assess students and schools. He challenges unquestioned assumptions, reviews the how-we-got-here history of assessment, and offers both ways to submit to our authorities without selling our souls and practical alternatives to those destructive and ineffective modes.

Kern argues that the Christian classical renewal has made wonderful progress over the past 30 years and that if it will turn the wisdom gained toward a recovery of more humane modes of assessment it will gain new territory for the sake of our students’ souls.

But beware: he’ll address how to assess the rest of the school or home learning context too. You won’t be able to hide!


September 28: How we got Here and the Problem with Here: Historical developments and thought mistakes.

October 5: The Purpose, Nature, and Power of Assessment. Standards, elements, and forms.

October 12: Christian and Classical Assessment: A response to conventional discord.

October 19: The Scope of Assessment: Three kinds of learning; three kinds of assessment.

October 26: On Conforming to the Age: Submitting to our masters without losing our freedom.

November 2: Extending Assessment Through the Community.

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