Authentic Assessment

Authentic Assessment

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Authentic Assessment: Designing Performance-Based Tasks combines performance tasks that are relevant to students' lives with the need for accountability. The book explores common language arts expectations and shows teachers how to choose activities and tasks that will guide students towards achieving important learning outcomes. Authentic Assessment: Designing Performance-Based Tasks is organized around three unit themes - making connections with literature, exploring the universal concept of community, and understanding persuasive techniques in the media. The performance tasks will appeal to students and enable students to meet key focus goals and expectations. Designed for the busy teacher, the book includes reproducible planning sheets, rubrics, and student surveys. Excellent samples of student work based on performance tasks complement this remarkable book.For example, ifa student demonstrates some ofthe performance criteria for a Level 4 response but all of the performance ... To do this, you might have to translate the levels of achievement on a rubric into traditional letter grades (a four- levelrubric wouldcorrespond tolettergradesA, B, C, D) or ... may accompany the report card and provide a framework for discussion in an upcoming conference or interview.

Title:Authentic Assessment
Author:Katherine Luongo-Orlando
Publisher:Pembroke Publishers Limited - 2003-01


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