Assessment: a direct respresentation of what we value and how we assign that value, it says much about our identities as teachers, as researchers and theorists (11). - Peyton C. I like this definition of assessment, because it seems to be much less 'gray' than how Haswell defined it. This was the best sentence on how to describe assessment that I had read.
Criterion validity: The relationship of a measure to outside and relevant criteria (48). Matt M.
Educational Measurement: is an area of study that can trace its roots back to the early decades of the twentieth century when researchers struggled not only to design and administer the first educational tests but also to establish the viability of the idea that there were, indeed, educational achievements and aptitudes that could actually be measured (26). Mary G. Also "closely allied to work in psychology which was also trying to establish the viability of certain human psychological traits that could also be defined and tested" (26). Nick M
Islolation: Huot uses the term isolation to mean the separation and lack of multidisciplinary interaction in the field of assessment. Roxanne L.
New Assessment: Huot uses this term as a way of "demystifying traditional notions of assessment as a privatized technical apparatus and focusing on the role of writing teachers and administrators and their expertise"(Huot 20). Tabitha P.
(re): "illustrates that assessment has been articulated already, and that part of my work is to articulate it in new ways" (4). Huot uses parentheses to indicate ambiguity. -Andrea P.