Assessing to Empower Learners • Why Do We Assess Student Learning?
Activity: What's Your Why?

Dr. Stripling describes how assessment can help empower students, build trust between students and educators, and help librarians individualize their instruction so students expand their zone of proximal development. What would you like to accomplish through utilizing assessment in your library? Use the questions in the document below to help you form an assessment statement of purpose.



Reflect on what you would like to accomplish through assessment practices in the library. Why are you motivated to use assessment more effectively? Where do you see room for improvement? What questions do you currently have about effective assessment? Add to and adjust this reflection as you continue through the workshop.

MLA Citation "Assessing to Empower Learners: What's Your Why?" School Library Connection, November 2019,

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