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What is Authentic Assessment?

What is Authentic Assessment?
What is Authentic Assessment? Definitions What Does Authentic Assessment Look Like? How is Authentic Assessment Similar to/Different from Traditional Assessment? Alternative Names for Authentic Assessment A form of assessment in which students are asked to perform real-world tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and skills -- Jon Mueller "...Engaging and worthy problems or questions of importance, in which students must use knowledge to fashion performances effectively and creatively. The tasks are either replicas of or analogous to the kinds of problems faced by adult citizens and consumers or professionals in the field." -- Grant Wiggins -- (Wiggins, 1993, p. 229). An authentic assessment usually includes a task for students to perform and a rubric by which their performance on the task will be evaluated. Examples from teachers in my Authentic Assessment course 1. In the TA model, the curriculum drives assessment. 1.

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Learner-centred assessment Assessment is an integral part of your course design, but is it really measuring the learning that both you and your students most want to achieve? Assessment should integrate grading, learning, and motivation for your students. Carefully planned assessment questions and methods make the time you spend grading assignments and tests worthwhile. School Improvement Episode 6: Targeted teaching with Peter Goss Hello, and welcome to Teacher’s latest episode of our School Improvement series. I’m Danielle Meloney. Today I’m with Dr Peter Goss, co-author of Targeted teaching: how better use of data can improve student learning. The Grattan Institute research paper highlights schools and education systems that are starting to do targeted teaching in a much more systematic way. I sat down with Dr Goss to find out more.

Rubrics to the Rescue By Melissa D. Henning, M.Ed. Read this teacher-friendly article for an overview of the rationale for using rubrics and tools and tips for implementing rubrics as an assessment tool in your classroom. 5 Ways Of Using Formative Assessment For Actionable Data Much of the focus in assessments is on outcomes: Did students meet learning goals? In an era of Big Data, we can learn much more by quantifying the learning process through increased use of formative assessments: Are students learning – and if so, how? Here are 5 ways of using formative assessment tools to generate more data. It is common for teachers and students alike to conflate “Judgment” with “Assessment”. But in virtually every other industry, it is becoming conventional for Best Practices to be equated with Data or Evidence-Based Practices. When President Obama created the Office of Data Science in the White House, he signaled that data science has reached a critical mass, and that more data is the key to better policy, practice, and progress.

BlendKit Course: BlendKit Reader: Chapter 3 Course Home | Schedule | Learning Activities | DIY Tasks | Readings | Blogging | Badges | Real Time Sessions/Archive | Stories Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 Second Edition Edited by Kelvin Thompson, Ed.D. BlendKit Reader Second Edition Review Team included Linda Futch, Wendy Clark, Loretta Driskel, Wilma Hodges, Cub Kahn, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Denise Landrum-Geyer, and John Okewole. If the second edition is helpful, thank the review team. If not, blame the editor. What Great Teachers Know About Their Students Creating Student-Centered Learning Profiles: What Great Teachers Know About Their Students by TeachThought Staff For Professional Development or consulting around this or other ideas you read about on TeachThought, contact us.

Checklist for Online Instructors: During the first week of class This orientation is organized into four stages of teaching an online class. To download a printable copy of the complete checklist, click here. Before the course begins | The first week | Throughout the course | The last week Managerial Expectations An Interesting Infographic on The Differences between Summative and Formative Assessment June 9, 2016 After the huge interaction we received following the posting of ’12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers’ we decided to re-share with you this visual that we created almost two years ago. The visual sums up some of the key differences between summative and formative assessment. Insights included here are based on Frey and Fisher's book " Literacy 2.0 : Reading and Writing in The 21st Century Classroom." The illustrative examples are taken from Eberly Center page. Frey and Fisher define formative assessment as assessment for learning and summative assessment as assessment of learning.

The Best Free Online Rubric Makers Grading assignments can be one of the most tedious parts of teaching, but there are ways you can make it easier. Rubrics improve your efficiency and fairness by providing clear learning goals. They help you recognize exactly what you’re looking for as you read through that science report or history essay. Even better, rubrics help students know the purpose of each assignment. By sharing your rubric, or even having students help you write it, you are teaching them to think through and plan their work before they begin.