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ERIC Number: ED531773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Authentic Assessment. Practice Perspectives--Highlighting Information on Deaf-Blindness. Number 6
Malloy, Peggy
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness
This publication describes a comprehensive approach to assessment known as authentic assessment, which can be used with children who are deaf-blind or have multiple disabilities. Authentic assessment involves obtaining information about children in their everyday environments during normal activities. It provides a way to learn what children know and can do, as well as the types of situations and settings that encourage them to learn. It emphasizes identifying a child's strengths, which serve as building blocks for further development and skill acquisition.
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness. Teaching Research Institute Western Oregon University 345 North Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361. Tel: 800-438-9376; Fax: 503-838-8150; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)