Seth Godin posted thoughts about quality
on his blog today. He says that at the workplace there are at least three different ways to define quality:
- The outcome satisfies the requirement.
- The outcome goes far beyond what's required.
- The outcome shows the worker put in a lot of effort.
In New York State education regulations, students who do passing work are deemed proficient
. In my dictionaries, proficient means expert
. An expert is not just satisfying the requirement; he's going beyond. That's why it bugs me when I see a rubric that labels the middle of the scale proficient.
On my mental rubric, the mid-point of the Writing Quality Scale isn't proficient but competent
writing satisfies the requirement. Writing that g...