Transcript of "Authentic Assessments Tests And Measures"
By: Bill Conkle, Brandy
Ellis, Ashley Sealand,
Pam Cianci, Staci Blair,
Authentic Assessment: Assessments
that include real world challenges
that require the student to apply
relevant skills and knowledge.
Students are required to develop
responses rather than select from a
Higher leveled thinking is required
Evaluates holistic projects
Synthesizes classroom instruction
Relativeto classroom instruction
Often based on performance, where
students demonstrate their
Include Bloom’s Taxonomy
Utilizes Multiple Intelligences
Student compete against themselves
Real world application
Respectful and meaningful tasks
Student driven results
Timeconsuming to design, implement,
Limitchoices to decrease or eliminate
Ensuring curricular validity
Minimizing evaluators biases
Declaration of Independence: point of view and technology
In this activity students were to write responses to the Declaration
of Independence from different viewpoints. They had to:
• present opinions about an historic event from the viewpoint of
either a Patriot or a Tory
• Use factual information from the historic event
• “post” their letters on a classroom webpage
Upon completion, all responses were read and both the student
and the teacher scored the work using a grading rubric
They were assessed on all three categories separately. This
activity was repeated several times throughout the 9 week unit.
Students also revisited this activity when we discussed U.S.
government and political parties later in the year.