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Character Qualities Not Measured by Tests

December 30, 2012

Important Character Qualities NOT Measured by Tests:

  • Charity
  • Commitment
  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Curiosity
  • Determination
  • Endurance
  • Enthusiasm
  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Humility
  • Humor
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Love
  • Love of Learning
  • Motivation
  • Persistence
  • Questioning
  • Resilience
  • Resourcefulness
  • Responsibility
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-discipline
  • Spirituality
  • Spontaneity
  • Values
  • Work Ethic

Tests don’t measure everything!  Remember to balance your evaluation with other things besides testing!

What positive character qualities do your children have that aren’t measured by tests?

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  1. J W says:

    I just realized my special needs child is doing very, very well in most of those areas! WOW! That puts the child’s academic struggles in perspective for sure.

    December 30th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  2. Barbara Francoeur says:

    Your 31 characteristics that are notmeasured by tests would make a very nice poster!!

    January 1st, 2013 at 6:17 am

  3. Lora says:

    This would make a great poster. I wish I had one.

    January 3rd, 2013 at 7:05 am

  4. Lee says:

    Thanks for the feedback! I like the poster idea :)

    January 3rd, 2013 at 8:11 am

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