ERIC Number: ED234381
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Achievement? Assess Performance! Assessment Supplement for Teachers.
Captrends, v8 n3 Insert May 1983
Performance assessment (observational assessment) can be an effective alternative to traditional paper and pencil tests when measuring academic achievement. Benefits of performance tests include: (1) testing knowledge synthesis rather than just knowlege acquisition; (2) allowing for diagnosis of individual needs and an immediate adjustment of instruction based on those needs; (3) adapting to any grade level or subject; and (4) enabling students to rate themselves and others. Performance tests can involve either formal or informal assessments. They can differ substantially in the information they provide and in the ways they are used, ranging from managing instruction to certifying skills to making student placement decisions. Performance tests are an effective measure of progressive growth in a wide variety of school subjects. (DC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Center for Performance Assessment.