Designing Quality Authentic Assessments

Designing Quality Authentic Assessments

This book examines the principles and practice of authentic assessment.

Author: Tay Hui Yong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351715430

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 601

This book examines the principles and practice of authentic assessment. It seeks to answer the following questions. What is authentic assessment? How is authentic assessment different from 'performance assessment' or 'alternative assessment'? How can authentic assessment support learner-centred education, especially when a performance-oriented culture favours pen-and-paper examinations? The book is structured into two major parts. The first, 'Principles of authentic assessment design', provides readers with a conceptual explanation of authenticity; the principles for designing quality authentic assessments for valid evidence of student learning; and guidance about how to develop quality rubrics to structure assessment tasks. The second part of the book, 'Theory into practice' provides examples developed by teachers to demonstrate an understanding of authentic assessment. The subject areas covered include humanities, languages, mathematics, sciences, character and citizenship. Two case studies are discussed to demonstrate how authentic assessment can be used to comprehensively address key learning objectives in a variety of curriculum contexts. This book provides practitioners with concrete examples on how to develop authentic assessment to suit their context and also enhance their students’ learning. The book will also enable teachers to face assessment challenges present in our changing world.
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Designing Assessment for Quality Learning

Designing Assessment for Quality Learning

Kim Koh Abstract As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, the
use of authentic assessment as a school-based assessment has become
increasingly important in various educational systems that are working towards ...

Author: Claire Wyatt-Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400759022

Category: Education

Page: 398

View: 860

This book brings together internationally recognised scholars with an interest in how to use the power of assessment to improve student learning and to engage with accountability priorities at both national and global levels. It includes distinguished writers who have worked together for some two decades to shift the assessment paradigm from a dominant focus on assessment as measurement towards assessment as central to efforts to improve learning. These writers have worked with the teaching profession and, in so doing, have researched and generated key insights into different ways of understanding assessment and its relationship to learning. The volume contributes to the theorising of assessment in contexts characterised by heightened accountability requirements and constant change. The book’s structure and content reflect already significant and growing international interest in assessment as contextualised practice, as well as theories of learning and teaching that underpin and drive particular assessment approaches. Learning theories and practices, assessment literacies, teachers’ responsibilities in assessment, the role of leadership, and assessment futures are the organisers within the book’s structure and content. The contributors to this book have in common the view that quality assessment, and quality learning and teaching are integrally related. Another shared view is that the alignment of assessment with curriculum, teaching and learning is linchpin to efforts to improve both learning opportunities and outcomes for all. Essentially, the book presents new perspectives on the enabling power of assessment. In so doing, the writers recognise that validity and reliability - the traditional canons of assessment – remain foundational and therefore necessary. However, they are not of themselves sufficient for quality education. The book argues that assessment needs to be radically reconsidered in the context of unprecedented societal change. Increasingly, communities are segregating more by wealth, with clear signs of social, political, economic and environmental instability. These changes raise important issues relating to ethics and equity, taken to be core dimensions in enabling the power of assessment to contribute to quality learning for all. This book offers readers new knowledge about how assessment can be used to re/engage learners across all phases of education.
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Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects

Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects

"Comprehensive guide to engaging students in active, relevant, and deeper learning as they transfer knowledge, skills, and understandings to the real world"--

Author: Jay McTighe

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416628873

Category: Education

Page: 254

View: 948

"Comprehensive guide to engaging students in active, relevant, and deeper learning as they transfer knowledge, skills, and understandings to the real world"--
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How to Assess Authentic Learning

How to Assess Authentic Learning

In this latest edition of her bestseller, renowned educator Kay Burke provides a wide range of updated, easy-to-implement alternative assessments that address today′s accountability requirements and focus on improving learning.

Author: Kay Burke

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452272382

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 289

Create assessments that meet state standards and target students’ learning needs! In this revised edition of her bestseller, Kay Burke provides a wide range of easy-to-implement alternative assessments that address today’s accountability requirements. Designed for use across all content areas, these formative assessments are rooted in the language of state standards and emphasize differentiating instruction to meet students’ diverse learning needs. Updated research and examples help K–12 teachers: Build Response to Intervention checklists for struggling students Develop unit plans using differentiated learning and assessment strategies Create portfolios that emphasize metacognition Design performance tasks that motivate and engage students Construct rubrics that describe indicators of quality work Create tests that focus on higher-order thinking skills
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Designing Better Engineering Education Through Assessment

Designing Better Engineering Education Through Assessment

( 2000 ) , the key to authentic assessment is to create a context in which the
student can individually or collaboratively ... the quality of a design outcome : the
Client Satisfaction Questionnaire ( CSQ ) and the Design Quality Rubric ( DQR ) .

Author: Joni E. Spurlin

Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc

ISBN: UCSC:32106019481909

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 356

This book is written for engineering faculty and department chairs as a practical guide to improving the assessment processes for undergraduate and graduate engineering education in the service of improved student learning. It is written by engineering faculty and assessment professionals who have many years of experience in assessment of engineering education and of working with engineering faculty. The book reflects the emphasis placed on student outcomes assessment by ABET, Inc., the organization that accredits most U.S. engineering, computer science and technology programs, as well as providing substantial equivalency evaluations to international engineering programs. The book begins with a brief overview of assessment theory and introduces readers to key assessment resources. It illustrates-through practical examples that reflect a wide range of engineering disciplines and practices at both large and small institutions, and along the continuum of students' experience, from first year to capstone engineering courses through to the dissertation-how to go about applying formative and summative assessment practices to improve student learning at the course and program levels. For most institutions, assessment of graduate education is new; therefore, there are readers who will be particularly interested in the chapters and examples related to graduate education. This book concludes with a vision for the future of assessment for engineering education. The authors cover five basic themes: · Use of assessment to improve student learning and educational programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels · Understanding and applying ABET criteria to accomplish differing program and institutional missions · Illustration of evaluation/assessment activities that can assist faculty in improving undergraduate and graduate courses and programs · Description of tools and methods that have been demonstrated to improve the quality of degree programs and maintain accreditation · Identification of methods for overcoming institutional barriers and challenges to implementing assessment initiatives
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Keys to Successful 21st Century Educational Leadership

Keys to Successful 21st Century Educational Leadership

Essentials of Authentic Assessment So how do today ' s educational leaders
determine quality authentic assessments ? ... to twenty - first - century authentic
assessment that need to be part and parcel of high - quality authentic
assessments . ... Comparing the impacts between authentic assessments and
traditional assessments provides understanding of authenticity and insight into
assessment design ...

Author: Michael Jazzar

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X030101821

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 702

Keys to Successful 21st Century Educational Leadership Michael Jazzar, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Bob Algozzine, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Accessible, engaging, and highly acclaimed as the sole book of its kind, "Keys to Successful 21st Century Educational Leadership "presents critical lessons to transform individuals into visionary, ethical educational leaders. This is an original book that represents perspectives derived from years of research and the authors' unique partnership and practical experience providing guidance for effective educational leadership in public and private schools and successful preparation of competent educational leaders. "Keys to Successful 21st Century Educational Leadership "is a book that will find its place in both educational leadership courses as well as on the desks of practicing educational leaders to aid them in meeting the numerous and unexpected educational challenges they face everyday. Features of This Text Prepares students to take the Praxis exam by maintaining a full textual alignment to Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards and by providing professors with a textbook, activities, and artifacts suitable to meet and surpass accreditation requirements Presents keys to success and "how-tos" derived from years of research and practical experience to help shape the practices and performance of aspiring and current educational leaders Assists educational leaders in following current legislation by giving them guidance in the areas of No Child Left Behind, the reauthorization of IDEA, and other legal requirements Provides a forum throughTheReflective Practitioner features appearing at the end of each chapter, for integrating the ISLLC Standards into chapter fundamentals; for initiating dialogue between students and instructors; and for reflection on educational leadership Includes professional development topics and lessons and In the News features, news articles to expand the text's scope beyond the classroom Presents Action Focus guides at the beginning of each chapter to shed light on the numerous theoretical constructs, concepts, and practices that follow Features discussion questions at the end of each chapter to provide individual, small group, or large group review of the content of each chapter Includes instructor resources such as PowerPointTM presentations and a test bank of questions differentiated by levels of mastery and available online by contacting your local representative Please visit our Educational Leadership Supersite at www.ablongman.com/edleadership for additional text-specific and general leadership resources!
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Designing and Using Tools for Educational Assessment

Designing and Using Tools for Educational Assessment

In it , Wiggins strongly advocated the use of “ authenticassessment methods for
teachers and schools , emphasizing that assessments should be used as ... But
should educators overlook the psychometric quality of assessments altogether ?

Author: Madhabi Chatterji

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015056215836

Category: Education

Page: 498

View: 912

This book is excellent for responding to NCLB mandates and NCATE requirements for preparing K-12 teachers, school leaders, professionals and researchers inassessment design and use of data for informing day-to-day practices. It presents material in practitioner-friendly, straightforward and readable language, without watering down concepts and with minimal use of statistics. Instructors will find that the book provides a balanced treatment of traditional and performance assessment methods. Design, validation, and use of assessment tools for a variety of purposes are addressed through the use of a common Process Model and six User Paths. To improve testing practices, the 1999 AERA, APA & NCME standards are cited throughout. Numerous case studies, examples, demonstrations, tables, and a web-based computer module support the book.
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Authentic Assessment in the Classroom

Authentic Assessment in the Classroom

The key question to ask when designing a rating scale is : What are the most
important characteristics that show to a high ... Holistic scoring is used when the
rater estimates the overall quality of the product , demonstration , or exhibit and ...

Author: Martin L. Tombari

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015043793739

Category: Educational tests and measurements

Page: 236

View: 988

This paperback focuses on authentic assessment--what it is, how to do it, and what the issues surrounding it are (e.g., validity, reliability, and impacts on instruction). The authors intent is to excite teachers about the possibilities for learning in their classrooms and to indicate ways to communicate this learning to other teachers, parents, and learners. Gives classroom teachers alternative ways of assessing how their learners think, what they know, and what they can do. Presents ways to measure collaborative skills and academic motivation since research in the " New Synthesis" tradition underscores the importance of cooperative learning as a key to both learning and motivation. Presents the highlights of the " New Synthesis" and links it with research on academic motivation. Demonstrates how teachers can assess important learning outcomes using a variety of measurement tools.
Categories: Educational tests and measurements

Wisconsin Standards for Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship

Wisconsin Standards for Marketing  Management  and Entrepreneurship

Stiggins ( 2007 ) points out that a variety of quality assessments must be
available to teachers in order to form a clearer ... Generating rich assessment
data can be accomplished through the use of an authentic assessment design as
well as ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89114891344

Category: Business education

Page: 190

View: 499

Categories: Business education

Wisconsin Standards for Health Science

Wisconsin Standards for Health Science

Stiggins ( 2007 ) points out that a variety of quality assessments must be
available to teachers in order to form a clearer ... Generating rich assessment
data can be accomplished through the use of an authentic assessment design as
well as ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89114891286

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 855

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Wisconsin Standards for Business and Information Technology

Wisconsin Standards for Business and Information Technology

Stiggins ( 2007 ) points out that a variety of quality assessments must be
available to teachers in order to form a clearer ... Generating rich assessment
data can be accomplished through the use of an authentic assessment design as
well as ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89114891260

Category: Business education

Page: 198

View: 619

Categories: Business education

Wisconsin Standards for Technology and Engineering

Wisconsin Standards for Technology and Engineering

Stiggins ( 2007 ) points out that a variety of quality assessments must be
available to teachers in order to form a clearer ... Generating rich assessment
data can be accomplished through the use of an authentic assessment design as
well as ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89114891328

Category: Education

Page: 174

View: 646

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Environmental Impact Assessment and the Quality of Local Design

Environmental Impact Assessment and the Quality of Local Design

The Historic Commission apparently limits its commentary rather strictly to
questions of historic authenticity and does not comment on broader issues .
Urban design decisions seem to be made on a project - byproject basis by the
individual ...

Author: Wendy Anne Landman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105030535541

Category: City planning

Page: 110

View: 607

Categories: City planning

A New Design for Education in Wisconsin

A New Design for Education in Wisconsin

Identify and disseminate existing science , mathematics and technology
assessment tools which demonstrate effective ways of measuring statewide
learner ... Instruction and curriculum will be considered equally in judging the
quality of a program . ... assessment techniques , including authentic assessment
, portfolio assessment and dayto - day activities as performance assessments ;
and • evaluating ...

Author: Wisconsin. Commission on Schools for the 21st Century

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89069959591

Category: Education

Page: 133

View: 950

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Radical Education Reforms

Radical Education Reforms

A multimillion dollar contract was awarded to a small New England firm for
development of the authentic assessment program . Designing quality
assessment items and providing the necessary training to assure reliability and
validity has ...

Author: Chester E. Finn (Jr.)

Publisher: McCutchan Publishing Corporation

ISBN: UOM:49015002384510

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 869

Presents a diverse set of unusual and significant departures from customary policies and practices. These "radical" ideas range from calling for national standards, to enacting statewide legislative initiatives, to implementing decentralized local initiatives such as charter schools, local school councils, and privatization. A considerable challenge is presented not only to the status quo but also to the planners of the many less radical reforms of the past decade.
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Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools

Handbook on Agricultural Education in Public Schools

Thus , teachers must be careful to design quality systems of assessment . While
traditional paper - pencil tests still dominate current forms of measurement ,
authentic assessment procedures such as portfolios and performance checklists
tend ...

Author: Lloyd James Phipps

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: WISC:89097009831

Category: Education

Page: 553

View: 801

The Handbook on Agricultural Education is the leading text for college students enrolled in agricultural education programs, and it is now available in its 6th edition. This new edition addresses all components of effective middle school and high school agricultural education programs within the context of national educational policies and trends in schooling. Sound philosophical perspectives, research-based practices, and application scenarios are offered throughout. This text emphasizes contemporary approaches for developing and delivering agricultural education programs, with detailed focus on strategies for enhancing learning in the core subjects, experiential learning, laboratory instruction, and problem solving. It is designed as the perfect reference for university students who are preparing to become agriculture educators in public schools, and emphasizes inquiry-based, problem solving, and experiential learning strategies for teaching and learning in agricultural education. There are photos and illustrations throughout that help clarify the key concepts, and new to this edition are chapters addressing youth leadership development and supervised experience programs. This established book functions as an ideal text as well as a professional reference.
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Designing Alternative Assessments for Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Middle and Secondary Schools

Designing Alternative Assessments for Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Middle and Secondary Schools

The initiative for authentic assessment has come from many different movements
, three of which were defined to some ... These are seen as cheap approaches
that are ineffective in raising the educational quality of our nation's schools .

Author: Richard E. Maurer

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015036058876

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 876

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Educational Assessment of Students

Educational Assessment of Students

Use in Classroom Assessment Educational Assessment of Students FIFTH
EDITION Educational Assessment of Students ... Reviewing the quality of
Matching Exercises , page 176 Authentic Assessments Practical Considerations
for Authentic Assessments , page ... Steps for Crafting Diagnostic Assessments
for Identifying Objectives Not Mastered , page 302 Best - Answer Items Design
Suggestions for ...

Author: Anthony J. Nitko

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X004904043

Category: Education

Page: 548

View: 364

From two of the best known authors in the field of classroom assessment comes a revision of one of the best assessment books. Features include hundreds of examples, directions for crafting both traditional and alternative assessments, checklists for evaluating classroom assessments, scores of strategies for assessing problem solving and critical thinking, methods for aligning classroom assessment with state standards and NCLB requirements. Reviewers have described the book as the best on the market for its completeness and balanced approach to classroom assessment.
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Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Advantages and disadvantages of using each measure are discussed , as well
as how to design quality assessments . ... Sometimes called authentic
assessments , performance assessments include teacher - directed activities
such as ...

Author: Sue Clark Wortham

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X030102408

Category: Education

Page: 289

View: 553

A practical guide for assessing young children from infancy through age eight, focusing on formal and informal assessment content, strategies, and examples.
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Developing Presentation Skills

Developing Presentation Skills

Large - scale portfolio assessments in the US : Evidence pertaining to quality of
measurement . ... Rubrics revisited : Allowing students to assume responsibility
for the quality of their work . ... Designing rubrics for authentic assessment .
Middle ...

Author: Kathleen Schmalz

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004473885

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 907

Workbook for in-service teachers offering practical strategies for preparing highly focused instructional presentations. Directs teachers to take on tasks of planning instruction, presenting lessons, and assessing learning within the systematic framework of the Instructional Plan to improve presentation skills. Enhances teachers' presentation skills by helping them to design creative, interactive, and student-centered learning experiences for their students. Part II, a collection of essays written by education professionals, provides teachers with pedagogical tools and assignment ideas for their own classroom presentations. Explores technology use in the classroom, professional development, and developing a professional portfolio.
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