ERIC Number: ED480070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Performance Assessment: Designing Appropriate Performance Tasks and Scoring Rubrics.
Perlman, Carole C.
Performance assessments can provide an effective means of measuring abilities that are difficult or impossible to measure with a multiple-choice test, such as ability to communicate, solve problems, and employ critical thinking skills. Performance assessments consist of a task and a set of scoring guidelines, or a rubric. Both performance tasks and rubrics must be chosen carefully. This chapter reviews the design of appropriate performance tasks and rubrics. It concludes that a good assessment task is aligned with the standards being measures, requires the student to exercise critical thinking skills, is fair, and is a worthwhile use of instructional time. A well-defined scoring rubric is essential for reliable measurement and to provide students with a clear vision of what constitutes excellent work. (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.