Educators Embrace the Concept of ‘Playful Assessment’ Inspired by Video Games

Playful Assessments: How Video Games are Changing the Way Students are Tested

By Greg Toppo

January 30, 2024

Anyone who has experienced video games knows that they excel at one thing: keeping score. Players always know their level, points, kills, and badges. Moreover, games are fun. Schools are now exploring ways to incorporate the sophistication and fun of video games into their assessments. Educators and developers are looking to the digital world of games and simulations to create tests that are more enjoyable, meaningful, and flexible. This shift towards “playful assessments” may also encourage schools

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