ERIC Number: EJ444312
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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What's the Difference between "Authentic" and "Performance" Assessment?
Meyer, Carol A.
Educational Leadership, v49 n8 p39-40 May 1992
Uses two direct writing assignments to show that performance assessment denotes the kind of student response to be examined, whereas authentic assessment denotes assessment context. Although not all performance assessments are authentic, it is difficult to imagine an authentic assessment that would not also be a performance assessment. Educators should beware using these terms interchangeably. (MLH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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