Measuring Human Return

Understand and Assess What Really Matters for Deeper Learning

Joanne J. McEachen,

Measuring Human Return: Understand and Assess What Really Matters for Deeper Learning
 
 

Measure what matters for deeper learning

Getting at the heart of what matters for students is key to deeper learning that connects with their lives, but what good is knowing what matters without also understanding how to bring it to life? What does it really take to know who students are, what they are truly learning, and why? 

Measuring Human Return solves this dilemma with a comprehensive, systematic process for measuring deeper learning outcomes. Educators will learn to assess students’ self-understanding, knowledge, competencies, and connections through vignettes, case studies, learning experiences and tools. The book helps readers:

  • Develop key system capabilities to build the foundation for sustainable engagement, measurement, and change
  • Discover five comprehensive "frames" for measuring deeper learning
  • Engage in the process of collaborative inquiry 
  • Commit to the central, active role of learners by engaging them as partners in every aspect of their learning 

Discover how to take an authentic, formative, and inquiry-driven approach to measuring the outcomes that drive deeper learning.


The book really hits the mark. The best thing about it is the in-depth discussion of systems. It is with great pleasure that I read and re-read this book. It delivers a good combination of big vision with specific strategies and techniques.
Jeff Beaudry, Professor, Educational Leadership; 
University of Southern Maine; Portland, ME 


This is just what we need in our district. This engaging book will help Change Teams support their systems to effectively measure deeper learning. Readers will be drawn in by great examples from around the globe of educators putting students first. This energizing book calls us to take action for all of our students today and for our future.
Charisse Berner, Director of Teaching and Learning, Curriculum; 
Bellingham Public Schools; Bellingham, WA



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