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Authentic Assessment Toolbox

By Jon Mueller
A how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics and standards for measuring and improving student learning. An authentic assessment usually includes a task for students to perform and a rubric by which their performance on the task will be evaluated. On this site, there are definitions, examples, a glossary, and comparisons of authentic and traditional assessments.

Published by North Central College in 2008

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):All
Curriculum Areas:Education
Professional Development
Themes/Keywords: Assessment
Authentic
Portfolios
Rubrics
Standards


Vocabulary
analytic rubric, authentic assessment, criteria, descriptors, distractors, reliability, stem, validity


Essential Question(s)
1. Why use authentic assessment?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What should students know and be able to do?
2. What indicates students have met these standards?
3. What does good performance ont his task look like?
4. How well did the students perform?

Extension and Activities
1. Design a rubric based on skills and knowledge students will attain if meeting one standards.


"Thank you for such a well designed site for this course! All the links work, and it is easy to maneuver from one place to another. I like how the assignments are clearly listed and have the date next to them. I can get right to learning when I log on rather than struggling to figure out how how to get from place to place. I’m taking another online course now and it is a nightmare and very frustrating.

Thanks for making this a good experience!"



pictureDaryl Hanneman
School Psychologist
Grant Wood AEA - Cedar Rapids, Iowa






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