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Peter Greer

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Can Educators Actually Assess a Student’s Character?

Posted by Peter Greer on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 @ 15:09 PM


From my work as a superintendent, a headmaster and as the the U.S. Deputy Undersecretary of Education, I found that assessing our students’ character was overlooked much of the time. Yet, there are such strong reasons to assess students’ character in a more formal way, such as establishing consistent standards, students having knowledge of progress, teachers having knowledge of effect. The most important reason, though, is that the formation of good character plays a major role in each student’s destiny.

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