In this section you will find a virtual workshop explaining the importance of authentic assessments and how to implement them. Click on the links below for resources, videos, PowerPoint presentations, and other materials to support the needs of implementing authentic assessments.
Authentic Assessment: Unlike high-stakes or formal assessments, authentic assessments are informal and are often developed by both teachers and students. They can develop over a period of time and can be in many different forms. Checklists, observations, interviews, writing tasks, and portfolios can all be used for authentic assessments. You can use authentic assessments to make qualitative judgements about a student's strengths or instructional needs and then plan necessary instruction.
Links to Authentic Assessment Resources
YouTube Videos of Authentic Assessments
"Authentic" Assessment at School of the Future:
Keeping Assessment Relevant and "Authentic"
World Language Assessment: Using Feedback in Assessment
Instructional PowerPoint Presentations on Authentic Assessments
Authentic vs. Traditional Assessments:
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