THE MERITS OF USING AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENTS

Focused on developing a more authentic, fair method of assessing student knowledge than standardized tests, Grant Wiggins wrote an essay in the early 1990s in which he argued that “As long as we hold simplistic monitoring tests to be adequate models of and incentives for reaching national intellectual standards, student performance, teaching, and our thinking and discussion about assessment will …

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THE 5 COMPONENTS OF ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES

In 2009 leaders from every state came together to launch an effort to identify college and career readiness goals for high school students, and to address expectations for kindergarten through 8th-grade instruction. This became known as the Common Core Objectives, which should be the objective knowledge goals that we as instructors strive to teach. But, how can you successfully and …

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