Authentic assessment

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  • 1.  Authentic and Performance Based Assessment
  • 2. 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)  An authentic assessment usually includes a task for students to perform and a rubric by which their performance on the task will be evaluated.  Aims to evaluate students’ abilities in “real-world” contexts.
  • 3. In Authentic Assessment, students:  Do science experiments  Conduct social-science research  Write stories and reports  Read and interpret literature  Solve math problems that have real-world applications
  • 4. Alternative Names for Authentic Assessment  Performance Assessment- students are asked to perform a meaningful tasks.  Alternative Assessment- is an alternative to traditional assessments.  Direct Assessment- provides more direct evidence of meaningful application of knowledge and skills.
  • 5. How can I use Authentic Assessment in my classroom? Authentic assessment utilizes performance samples- learning activities that encourage students to use higher-order thinking skills. There are Five Major Types of performance samples:
  • 6. 1. Performance Assessment Performance assessments test students’ ability to use skills in a variety of authentic contexts. They frequently require students to work collaboratively and to apply skills and concepts to solve complex problems. Short- and long-term tasks include such activities as:  Writing, revising, and presenting a report to the class.  Conducting a week-long science experiment and analyzing the results.  Working with a team to prepare a position in a classroom debate.
  • 7. 2. Short Investigations To assess how well students have mastered basic concepts and skills. 3. Open-Response Questions Present students with a stimulus and ask them to respond. Respond include:  A brief written or oral answer  A mathematical solution  A drawing, a diagram, chart or graph.
  • 8. 4. Portfolios A portfolio documents learning over time. This long- term perspective accounts for student improvement and teaches students the value of self-assessment, editing and revision. A student portfolio can include:  Journal entries and reflective writing  Peer reviews  Artwork, diagrams, charts and graphs  Group reports  Student notes and outlines  Rough drafts and polished writing
  • 9. 5. Self-Assessment Requires students to evaluate their own participation, process, and products. Evaluative questions are the basic tools of assessment.
  • 10. Performance Assessment  This method of assessment requires the student to create answers or products which demonstrate his/her knowledge or skills.
  • 11. Components of Performance assessment  Developmental Checklists -checklists covering domains such as language and literacy, mathematical thinking, and physical development, are designed to reflect developmentally appropriate practices.  Portfolios -these purposeful collections of children’s work illustrate their efforts, progress and achievements over time.
  • 12. • Summary report -consists of a brief narrative summary of each child’s classroom performance. It is based on teacher observations and records that are kept as part of the system.
  • 13. Benefits of Performance Assessment  Recognize that children can express what they know and can do in many different ways.  Evaluate progress as well as performance.  Evaluate the “whole child”  Involve children in the process of assessing their own growth.  Establish a framework for observing children that is consistent with the principles of child development.  Contribute to meaningful curriculum planning and the design of developmentally appropriate educational inventions.
  • 14.  Give parent specific, direct, and understandable information about their child.  Collaborate with other teachers, thus enhancing your own professional skills.
  • 15.  Portfolio Assessment with Functional Behavior Assessment
  • 16.  A purposeful collection of student work that exhibits the student’s efforts, progress and achievements in one or more areas.  In the Portfolio Assessment,  students’ best work or efforts  Student-selected samples of work experiences  Documents according to growth and development toward mastering identified outcomes.