ERIC Number: ED383092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Authentic Assessment: A Guide to Implementation. The Practicing Administrator's Leadership Series.
Fischer, Cheryl Fulton; King, Rita M.
This guidebook provides information on how to implement authentic assessment. It presents pertinent information in an easy-to-read format and is intended to be a reference for further resources. Chapter 1 defines relevant terms and compares traditional testing practices with authentic assessment. Specifically, it looks at the differences in classroom teaching, instructional practices, and supervisory practices. Chapter 2 examines specific examples of developing and implementing an authentic-assessment program, with a focus on the role of portfolios and standardized assessment practices. The teacher's role in authentic assessment is discussed in the third chapter. Ways to prepare students, inform parents, and involve them in the learning process are described in the fourth chapter. Chapter 5 examines the role of the administrator in collaboration, decision making, and professional development. Contains one table and a 20-item annotated bibliography. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Competence, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Informal Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Program Implementation, Standardized Tests, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role, Testing Problems
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 ($15).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A