Vol 5 . . . No 4 . . . December, 1995
When all is said and done . . .Thanks to the Columbia Book of Quotations on Microsoft Bookshelf, we can enjoy the thinking of four poets with regard to authentic and deep assessment . . .
It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth . . . and to see the errors, and wanderings, and mists, and tempests, in the vale below.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Most of the change we think we see in life Is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost (1874-1963)
One measure of a civilization, either of an age or of a single individual, is what that age or person really wishes to do. A man's hope measures his civilization. The attainability of the hope measures, or may measure, the civilization of his nation and time.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972)Measure not the work
Until the day's out and the labour done,
Then bring your gauges.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-61)
The Sad and Sorry State of Technology Program Assessment---Hypotheses for the Sad and Sorry State---Why Bother? What's the Pay-Off?---The Centrality of Clear Goals and Outcome Statements---Assessment for Navigation---Self-Assessment Instruments---Performance Assessment Instruments---When all is said and done---Resources
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