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ERIC Number: ED405326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 17
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The Long (Suit) and the Short (Comings) of Authentic Assessment.
Tanner, David E.
During a period when the reform-minded are very critical of the degree to which testing is actually related to the conditions for which data are employed, authentic assessment offers the opportunity to evaluate learning in settings closely related to the real world. It also allows the evaluator to tailor assessment conditions for individual learners and circumstances. However, it also poses a number of problems. Judgment reliability, or what was conventionally termed inter-rater reliability, may be a problem and, to the degree that assessment tasks are tailored to individual learners, content validity may also be problematic. To be authentic, the assessment system must include criterion-based standards, provide multiple indicators of performance quality, and reflect judgment reliability. (Contains 11 references.) (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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