Alterassess

Alterassess - ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS Standard Assessments...

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ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS
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Standard Assessments Skills Tests Written Tests
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Alternative Assessments (also called Authentic Assessment) Characteristics: Is as game-like as possible Requires cognitive engagement Students apply skills in dynamic settings
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WHY ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS? Accountability Meaningful assessments Authenticity Can measure proficiency in game play Objectivity Use of objective forms within the assessment
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WHY ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS?, cont. Accuracy Open (real) vs closed (static) environment Corrects weaknesses of standard testing Time Norms may be outdated Can test more content than a single skills test
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TYPES OF ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENTS Student Projects Portfolios Event tasks Student Logs and Journals Observations w/rubrics
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RUBRICS Allows you to define what you want the student to achieve What does an “A” look like, etc. Tells students what you are looking for Can help students evaluate their own work
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RUBRICS, cont. Can communicate goals and results to parents and others Creates consistency in scoring Especially when others are scoring (peer evals) Documents matching instructional objectives with assessment
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CREATING RUBRICS Use descriptions rather than comparisons Create rubric for technique Number of levels of rubric should correspond to letter grades Look at product, not effort (unless effort is being evaluated)
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TYPES OF RUBRICS CHECKLISTS RATING SCALES
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CHECKLISTS Usually YES/NO responses Good to use with peer assessments
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CHECKLISTS, cont. STEPS:
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course PHED 3702 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Arkansas.

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