Traditional Evaluation Model: End-of-Program AssessmentsStudents who complete twoyears of a Career and TechnicalEducation course are considered“completers” and are evaluatedbased on an End-of-ProgramAssessment: an online test of100 multiple choice questionsfrom a standards-based databank.
Downfall of End-of- Program Assessments• Much of the Career and Technical Education courses is hands-on/skills-based yet the end- of-program assessment tests knowledge in a completely different format then how students have learned
Why PBA?• Traditional multiple choice assessments do not provide an adequate picture of the skills gained through CTE programs, Performance Based assessments allow students to demonstrate the standards obtained.
JTED Pilot Program:• Spring 2012- Culinary and Early Childhood were chosen to pilot the Performance Based Assessments for JTED to determine if this is a viable option as an alternative to the End- of-Program Assessment.• Both Culinary and ECE incorporated a hands- on assessment to be scored by professionals in the community along with a portfolio component.
Skills Assessed in the Hands-OnPiece of the PBA in the Culinary Pilot:• Safety and Sanitation• Professionalism• Time Management• Skill Level• Presentation
Student Testimonials:“It was great, the chef’s loved myfood and complimented my knifecuts” -Jenny Straight
Student Testimonials:• “It was really scary at ﬁrst but the judge’s were really nice. The chef’s gave really good feedback. They told me what they liked and gave me good suggestions on how to make it better next time. I have made that recipe for my family at least a hundred times now! They love it.” -Jordan Reed
Student Testimonials:I think the PBA is better than the otherassessments, I like the hands-on testing. It isa better learning experience. " " " " " " "-Christian Norris
Student Testimonials:“I really liked the the performance basedassessments because I was able to show skillsto professionals and get feedback on how toimprove. It gives a real life experience.” " " " " " "-Bethanie Spencer
Portfolio Component:• Personal Information• Job Acquisition Skills• Community Involvement• Academic Integration
Portfolio Requirements Reinforce Core ContentEmployment Portfolio RubricName:_________________________________ 4. Distinguished 3. Proficient 2. Apprentice 1. NoviceIntroduction: Introduced oneself in a Introduced name, grade Introduced oneself but No cover page or table of way that gains the level and other pertinent missing some pertinent contents included to readers attention. information. Included a information. Table is introduce the portfolio. Introduced name, grade table of contents. contents is incomplete. level and other pertinent information. Included a table of contents.Contents: Included all required Included all required Portfolio is missing some Portfolio is missing most content and some content. of the required content. of the required content. optional content.Aesthetics: Created a visually pleasing Created a tidy portfolio. Created a mostly tidy Created an untidy portfolio that follows a Included divider pages or portfolio. Divider pages or portfolio with no divider distinct theme. Included electronic categories with categories were pages. divider pages or electronic clearly marked headings. incomplete. categories with both graphics and text.Writing- Portfolio contained no Portfolio contained fewer Portfolio contained more Portfolio contained majorConventions: spelling, grammar, than 3 minor spelling, than 3 minor spelling, spelling, grammar, capitalization or grammar, capitalization or grammar, capitalization or capitalization or punctuation errors. punctuation errors. punctuation errors. punctuation errors. Sentences are all well- formed.MyT4L Rubric www.tech4learning.com
Weaknesses of PBA: • Time Restraints • Additional planning for Instructors • Cost involved for Materials • Securing professionals from the subject area to assess work • Difﬁcult to ﬁnd a PBA that measures all of the standards
Beneﬁts to Students:• Encourages students to reﬂect on their own learning• Instills a belief that instruction and assessment is meaningful• Students make an investment in their own learning• Students learn to work under pressure• Students learn the importance of planning ahead and following that plan• Students learn from professionals and how to demonstrate Professionalism