ERIC Number: ED377226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Authentic Assessment in Practice: A Collection of Portfolios, Performance Tasks, Exhibitions, and Documentation.
Darling-Hammond, Linda, Comp.; And Others
This collection of examples of authentic assessments has been compiled to provide a sampling of the many new strategies for evaluating student work and learning that are being developed and used in schools around the country. These strategies are called "authentic" because they require that students demonstrate what they can do as workers would in real, out-of-school, settings. Sometimes these assessments are embedded so firmly in the curriculum that they are nearly indistinguishable from instruction. Examples and approaches in this collection fall into categories, often overlapping, of: (1) performance-based tasks and exhibitions; (2) portfolios; and (3) documentation of learning over time. In all, 33 examples are presented. (Contains 141 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Documentation, Educational Assessment, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Exhibits, Learning, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Student Evaluation, Test Construction, Test Use, Testing
National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching, Box 110, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.; Leon Lowenstein Foundation, New York, NY.; Aaron Diamond Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers Coll. National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching.