ERIC Number: ED411474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Check Lists, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Informal Assessment, Literacy Education, Performance Based Assessment, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Workplace Literacy, Writing Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.
Note: For related documents, see ED 402 464-468, ED 403 389-392, CE 074 843-846, CE 074 848, and CE 074 851.