I found the following list of personal traits a while ago while internet surfing at currclick.com. The traits speak to the ‘human’ part of our existence:
It’s an impressive list — a list that speaks to some of the most important things we value about ourselves as compassionate and competent people — traits that we hope are imparted to our children. As a parent, I want my own children to have these traits — to be proficient in these characteristics so that as adults they can thrive and be happy in our increasingly fast-paced and, some would say, depersonalized world.
Take another look at the list — a closer look — but this time tell me which traits are actually assessed in schools by having all students take a standardized assessment or exam. I’ll wait — go back and take a look.
No … you didn’t go back and read them again … I’ll wait for you to finish.
If you couldn’t find a single trait that where all students are assessed in BC using a standardized assessment you’re correct … NONE OF THEM. Not ONE of these really important traits is evaluated using a provincial standardized assessment, or any standardized assessment for that matter.