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Grant Wiggins on Edutopia

May 27, 2015

We were saddened to recently learn that Grant Wiggins has passed away. Grant was a remarkable educator and friend of Edutopia. Over the years, he collaborated with Edutopia on a number of articles, and we have collected them together here in his honor.

They are presented below in chronological order:

Show What You Know As You Go: A Different Spin on Assessment

Toward Genuine Accountability: The Case for a New State Assessment System

Grant Wiggins: Defining Assessment

Healthier Testing Made Easy: The Idea of Authentic Assessment

Testing with Tech: The Role of Technology in Supporting and Enhancing Assessment

Common Core Big Idea Series 1: A New Blueprint

An Interview with Grant Wiggins: The Power of Backwards Design

Understanding by Design Template

Understanding by Design Overview

He will be sorely missed.

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