ERIC Number: ED389525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Authentic Assessment Strategies for Elementary Science & Mathematics: A Beginning.
Cullen, Carol, Ed.; Barron, Pat
An increasing number of schools and businesses are entering into more collaborative partnerships focusing on frequent classroom interactions centered around active learning. The "Authentic Assessment Project" was developed by the Science and Mathematics Network of Central Ohio to assist teachers and business partners in designing innovative student assessment to accompany these partner-assisted classroom activities. This document is a compilation of plans to assess student learning in science and mathematics that represent the type of authentic, performance-based assessment that is currently being advocated at the national level. The tasks presented in this document: relate directly to instructional goals identified as desired student outcomes; require students to apply what they have learned; have more than one correct answer or possible outcome; and involve more than one step to complete. Each assessment plan contains the following information: summary of the activity; learning outcomes; assessment information; scoring; issues and implications; impact; and references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Mathematics Instruction, Partnerships in Education, Performance Based Assessment, School Business Relationship, Science Activities
National Center for Science Teaching & Learning, The Ohio State University, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210; Science and Mathematics Network of Central Ohio, 445 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; National Center for Science Teaching and Learning, Columbus, OH.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH.
Authoring Institution: Science and Mathematics Network of Central Ohio.