traditional assessment

Traditional assessment rewards the wrong behaviors-here’s why

Instead of rewarding students for how many problems they solve, here’s what schools should be focusing on instead.

If you told me that students as young as first grade can learn to solve complex linear equations—an algebraic concept that generally isn’t taught until the seventh or eighth grade—in as little as 90 minutes, I would shake my head in disbelief. According to researcher and game designer Dr. Zoran Popovic, I would be wrong. In an experiment with huge implications for student success, he found this was entirely possible,
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