ERIC Number: ED426073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Authentic Assessment: The Key to Unlocking Student Success.
Baron, Mark A.; Boschee, Floyd
This book examines the process of developing an authentic system of instruction and assessment to measure student performance based on tasks that are relevant and useful in real life. The process of making the transition from traditional to authentic assessment is presented in a systematic, step-by-step fashion. Chapters are: (1) "Initiating Authentic Assessment"; (2) "Planning for Assessment"; (3) "Assessing Instruction"; (4) "Assessing Student Progress"; (5) "Assessing the Curriculum"; and (6) "Assessing School Governance and Effective Schools." Each chapter contains endnotes. (Contains 24 figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Performance Based Assessment, School Effectiveness, Student Evaluation, Test Construction
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Foreword by L. E. Scarr. Afterword by Roland Barth.