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Assessing Students Classically
Lessons & DiscussionsLesson 1: Assessment and the Classical Tradition (Preview Content)3 Topics|1 Quiz
Lesson 2: The History of Grading (Dr. Brian Williams) (Preview Content)2 Topics|1 Quiz
Discussion: The History of Grading1 Topic
Lesson 3: The Liberal Arts and Assessment (Andrew Kern)1 Topic
Lesson 4: Josh Gibbs on How to Test Students3 Topics|1 Quiz
Discussion: Christopher Perrin and Josh Gibbs2 Topics
Lesson 5: Robyn Burlew on Meaningful Assessments4 Topics|1 Quiz
Discussion: Christopher Perrin and Robyn Burlew2 Topics
Discussion: Christopher Perrin and Steve Turley1 Topic
End of Course TestEnd of Course Test: Assessing Students Classically1 Quiz
Lesson 4, Topic 1
- How would you answer the following questions:
- What are the liberal arts?
- Why are they called “liberal”?
- Why are they called “arts”?
- What do you think of how Andrew and Christopher describe the fine arts? In what sense do you understand the fine arts as arts characterized by a finis (an end, something completed or finished)? How does this description cohere with or differ from your original associations with the term “fine arts”?
- In what sense are the liberal arts “liberating arts of truth perception”?
- Andrew says that assessment can bless students. In what ways can you imagine this happening?
- In what ways is your own assessment of student work personal, prompt, loving, practical, and actionable? In which areas might your current assessment practices not serve these ends?
- How might we best assess knowledge of facts?
- How might we best assess skills?
- How might we best assess ideas?
- How would you summarize Andrew’s description of wisdom? How do the liberal arts help a student to grow in wisdom?