ERIC Number: EJ423944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Interview on Assessment Issues with Lorrie Shepard.
Kirst, Michael W.
Educational Researcher, v20 n2 p21-23,27 Mar 1991
Discusses the movement toward authentic assessment, also called direct or performance assessment, as an alternative to multiple-choice, standardized, norm-referenced testing. Authentic testing involves assessment tasks that are real instances of extended criterion performances rather than proxies of actual learning goals. Questions use of assessments to leverage educational reform. (AF)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Assessment, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Guessing (Tests), Multiple Choice Tests, Norm Referenced Tests, Performance, Performance Based Assessment, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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