ERIC Number: ED384787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
How Do We Know They Know? Alternative Assessments in Home Economics.
Lowe, Vicki; Howell, Lou
This monograph, which was developed for home economics teachers, describes six alternative assessment techniques and contains sample assessment instruments and guide sheets. Discussed in the introduction are factors contributing to the increasing popularity of alternative assessment and the distinguishing features of the alternative assessment techniques profiled. The next six sections each deal with one of the following alternative assessment methods: rubrics, authentic task, portfolios, student profiles, kid watching, and assessment by students. Each section includes some or all of the following: benefits of using the assessment technique; examples of activities based on the assessment technique; guidelines for implementation of the assessment technique; guidelines for scoring; and sources of additional information. Most sections also include assessment forms illustrating the use of the various alternative assessment techniques in such areas of home economics instruction as nutrition, personal and family relations, food service, and homemaking. Contains a glossary and 46 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Check Lists, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Home Economics, Models, Peer Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Profiles, Records (Forms), Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Home Economics Education Association, P.O. Box 603, Gainesville, VA 22065 (Publication No. A261-08482).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Home Economics Education Association, Gainesville, VA.