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  • 1. Authentic Assessment
  • 2. What is Authentic Assessment?  Method of evaluating student learning through real-life tasks  Include directions and a rubric Authentic Assessment Explained
  • 3. Same Idea, Different Names Performance Assessment Authentic Assessment Alternative Assessment Direct Assessment
  • 4. Why Use Authentic Assessment?       Emphasizes constructive nature of learning and education More student involvement Allows for students collaboration Multiple paths of demonstration of knowledge Evaluates how students directly apply knowledge Legitimizes learning by completing real-world tasks
  • 5. Real-world relevance Opportunity to construct or apply learning Provide reflection opportunities Studentstructured Features of Authentic Assessment Provide collaboration opportunities
  • 6. Authentic Assessments are an ongoing cycle Define intended learning objectives Redesign program to improve learning Measure selected learning outcomes Compare outcomes with intended objectives
  • 7. Authentic Assessment & Math Making Math Meaningful School of the Future, 7th grade Math course
  • 8. What Should Be Assessed?  Concepts  Processes  Procedures
  • 9. Assessing Mathematical Concepts  Provide opportunities for students to demonstrate how they understand concepts  Example: Sheila emptied her piggy bank, wrapped her coins, and put them in a bag to go to the bank. The bag weighed 20 pounds. How much money do you think Sheila had in coins?
  • 10. Assessing Mathematical Processes  Problem-solving   Reasoning and Proof   Students can explain ideas in writing and/or class discussions Connections   Students use drawings, graphs, and physical models to help solve problems Students can show purpose of activity Representations  Students can show multiple solutions
  • 11. Assessing Mathematical Procedures  Skill proficiency (i.e. connecting meaning behind math concept)  To ensure students can transfer knowledge to other problems and real-life examples
  • 12. Authentic Assessment Rubrics  Rubric - identify how the learner will be assessed  Include:  Objectives  Performance characteristics  Points/scores to indicate the degree to which the objectives were met
  • 13. Resource for Rubrics Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything