ERIC Number: ED482404
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Alternative Forms of Assessment. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
This topical bibliography and commentary addresses methods of alternative, or informal, assessment that have proven effective, and how these methods have been, or can be, established as reliable alternatives to standardized testing. It discusses authentic assessment, forms of alternative assessment (unstructured written activities, unstructured oral activities, and structured activities), and reliability of alternative assessments. It concludes that as teachers learn how to measure authentic assessment techniques "consistently and accurately" parents and administrators will gain a greater sense of confidence with alternative assessment methods. Contains 10 references and annotated links to 2 Internet resources. (RS)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Reliability, Student Evaluation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://reading.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.