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Good morning, afternoon, and evening to you all,

I wanted to let you know that another assessment metaphor has been added
to the list at the ALEWiki Assessment page:

This one was added by Dr. Regie Stites, of SRI International, who has
done much work with the EFF (Equipped for the Future) project.
(see for the EFF Special
Collection website, and links to the Discussion page and EFF homepage).

I find Dr. Stites' metaphors to be very illustrative - and his
explanations of them allow us (me, anyway) to fully understand that a
fundamental part of assessment is that you can never get it all no
matter what kind or how many assessments you may use.  The results of
any assessment will always only necessarily be one small piece of the
larger puzzle (and here is yet another metaphor!).

Happy reading!


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