T461Performance-Based Assessment Module 13 Part 1
Alternative Assessment: History Curriculum Alignment Alternative Assessment Classroom AssessmentStandards Accountability 1980s 1990s 2000s1983 “A 1991 “All children in 2002Nation at America will start NCLB ActRisk” school ready to learn.”
Alternative Assessment: DefinitionBroad Definition Narrow DefinitionAlmost any kind of A type of assessment used toassessment approach demonstrate knowledge,other than skills, or behavior in a contextconventional as close as possible to thestandardized tests or real-life situation, usedinventories. interchangeably sometimes (McAfee & Leong, 1997) with authentic assessment and performance-based assessment.
What Makes An AssessmentAuthentic ?• Ongoing process and realist: Assessment is conducted as an ongoing process and mirrors real-life situation.• Growth-oriented: Assessment and learning are supported by continually refined and improved products such as a child’s work samples.• Performance-based: Performance is evaluated according to explicit criteria of the domain knowledge, often called rubric.
What Makes An AssessmentAuthentic ?The best way toevaluate a child’sperformance is tostudy performance,not something else. Samuel Meisels
Alternative Assessment:Terminology• Rubric/checklist• Portfolio/work samples• Performance-based assessment• Student exhibition