Assessment Using Multiple
What is Authentic Assessment?
Ensuring Quality: Questions
/ Tools to Assess Your Projects
Tools for Assessing
Student Achievement in All Domains
Portfolios and Resumes:
Evidence of Student Achievement
you assess is what you get; if you don’t
test it, you won’t get it. To improve
student performance we must recognize that essential
intellectual abilities are falling through the
cracks of conventional testing.
this section we will address two questions:
do I know if I am creating the best lesson,
project or learning environment?
How do I know if, what, and how much the students
Herman, Aschbacher, and Winters
(1992, P. 13) note five recent trends in assessment.
They are movements from (1) behavioral to cognitive
views of learning and assessment, (2) paper-pencil
activities to authentic assessment, (3) single-occasion
assessment to samples over time (portfolios),
(4) single-attribute to multidimensional assessments,
and (5) near-exclusive emphasis on individual
assessment to group assessment.
We direct your attention to the
for Essential Schools web site for a set of
definitions related to various assessment practices.
High at the California Department of
Education Web Site also provide a glossary that
include assessment terminology.