Clarence Fisher’s Evaulation of Student Writing Through What They Decide to Do

The article entitled “They Ask For It” discusses the way his district is evaulating their student’s writing performance through excercises that only provide feedback for parents and teachers and not for a grade.  Students are allowed to select a method of writing they are comfortable and familar with to demonstrate their skills.  Some kids made blog plosts, newspaper articles, and comic strips.  As a result of choosing their method of writing, the students are getting interested in what they are producing and are engaged in it.  While the consultant for the district may not approved of what they are doing and expected a conventional method of writing, it goes to show what students can do when they are given a choice in a matter. 

 I feel like this article is similiar to what we are asked for the capstone project in this class.  Dr. Lowell left it open to any possible thing we want to create to demonstrate our understanding of distance education tools through a performance assessment excercise.  I just hope I can be as successful as the students in Mr. Fisher’s class were.

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