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  1. 1. T461Performance-Based Assessment Module 13 Part 1
  2. 2. 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.”
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. What Makes An AssessmentAuthentic ?The best way toevaluate a child’sperformance is tostudy performance,not something else. Samuel Meisels
  6. 6. Alternative Assessment:Terminology• Rubric/checklist• Portfolio/work samples• Performance-based assessment• Student exhibition
  7. 7. End of Module 13, Part 1