Read why, here: Assessment as an Act of Care
This guy (from the Comments) does too!
Care is a great reason for assessment
Posted by Alexander Freund , Prof./Hist. at UWinnipeg on August 27, 2011 at 12:15pm EDT
I like Ms Booth’s idea of care as a reason for assessment. The question is not only one of whether to assess, however, but also of how to assess. If we believe that learning is the product of mutual work between students and teachers and must be based on students’ choices about what and how they want to learn, and if we believe that learning comes through experience rather than instruction, then we need to involve our students in the process of assessment.