Tonight my wife and I took my daughter to an orientation evening for middle school, where she will start this Fall 2014. Strangely, I enjoyed the experience … I think because I knew I would not be GRADED! Seeing the tech room, the computers, the 3D printers, the gymnasium, the music room — they made me want to learn! What ideas do we have for education that uses assessment meant for helping students, rather than for sorting or ranking them? How can we guide students toward self-assessment, that uses other people’s input as the students see best? Ideas?