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ERIC Number: ED411474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Authentic Assessment: Getting Started.
Greenleaf, Connie; Gee, Mary Kay; Ballinger, Ronda
Intended for instructors of English as a Second Language (ESL), adult basic education, and workplace literacy, this manual focuses on three questions: What is authentic assessment? What are the steps in planning authentic assessment? How is the learner involved? Section 1 discusses some components of authentic assessment. In doing so, it addresses these questions. Part 1 on what authentic assessment is lists types of assessment and provides a teacher checklist that serves as a guide in designing authentic assessments and a checklist that guides teacher observation of student class participation. Part 2 discusses the five steps in planning authentic assessment. An example of a rubric that could be used to evaluate whether a student has mastered a specific objective is provided. Part 3 focuses on how the learner is involved. Some suggestions for topics to discuss during the self-assessment are listed. Examples of self-evaluation checklists and a group self-evaluation that would follow a cooperative learning experience follow. Section 2 contains examples of authentic assessment forms for all subject areas and levels of learner: writing assessments; workplace ESL test; oral interviews; literacy screening; performance tasks; assessments for problem-based learning; portfolios; self-assessments; and workplace assessment strategies. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see ED 402 464-468, ED 403 389-392, CE 074 843-846, CE 074 848, and CE 074 851.