Assessment: Examining Assumptions and Effects

Andrew Kern discusses some assumptions and effects of assessment.

Under the influence of the Darwinian pragmatists who have dominated the practice of education since the late 19th century, assessment has become a tool for standardizing students, undercutting the goals of the Christian Classical Tradition. What changed? How did we get here? What are we to do?

Andrew Kern

Andrew Kern is the Founder and President of CiRCE Institute. He has also helped found Providence Academy, Ambrose School, Great Ideas Academy and Regents Schools of the Carolinas. Andrew is the co-author of Classical Education: The Movement Sweeping America, The Lost Tools of Writing and The CiRCE Guide to Reading. Andrew is also a consultant and founded the CiRCE apprenticeship.

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