ERIC Number: ED401291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Performance-Based Learning and Assessment. A Teacher's Guide.
Hibbard, K. Michael; And Others
Performance tasks build on earlier content knowledge, progress skills, and work habits. They are not add-ons at the end of instruction, but an integral part of the learning and an opportunity to assess the quality of student performance. This guide was written by teachers to share their experiences in the introduction of performance based assessment in a school district. Performance task assessment lists are assessment tools that provide the structure students need to work more independently and to encourage them to pay attention to the quality of their work. In addition to using an assessment list to learn about specific elements that will be used to assess the quality of their work, students must see what quality is like through benchmark models of excellent work. In the Pomperaug Regional School District, Middlebury (Connecticut), educators use the Cycle of Learning as a model for the whole process of learning and assessment. This guide discusses developing and using performance based assessments and the Cycle of Learning to improve student instruction. Appendixes present a glossary, lists of 56 resources and 3 annotated resources, and 18 annotations about videotapes. Exhibits illustrate steps in the development of assessments and examples of their use. (Contains 39 figures and 138 exhibits.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning, Performance Based Assessment, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Test Construction
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; fax: (703) 299-8631 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.; Pomperaug Regional School District 15, Middlebury, CT.