Assessing to Empower Learners • What Do We Mean by Assessment in the Library?
Activity: Reflection on Past Assessments

In this lesson, Dr. Stripling outlines the key characteristics for effective assessments, including timeliness, reflectivity, and authenticity. As educators, we know there are always ways to improve our practice. Use the document below to help you reflect on past assessments you've taken or administered and how Dr. Stripling's explanations could help you improve them moving forward.



Reflect on your experiences as a learner and/or an educator. In the workshop packet above, list examples of past assessments that you've participated in and assess their effectiveness based on the qualities outlined by Dr. Stripling. Were they timely? Were they reflective? Where they authentic? If not, how could they be improved to increase their efficacy as a tool for student learning?

MLA Citation "Assessing to Empower Learners: Reflection on Past Assessments." School Library Connection, November 2019,

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