ERIC Number: EJ732658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
A Five-Dimensional Framework for Authentic Assessment
Gulikers, Judith T. M.; Bastiaens, Theo J.; Kirschner, Paul A.
Educational Technology Research and Development, v52 n3 p67-86 2004
Authenticity is an important element of new modes of assessment. The problem is that what authentic assessment really is, is unspecified. In this article, we first review the literature on authenticity of assessments, along with a five-dimensional framework for designing authentic assessments with professional practice as the starting point. Then, we present the results of a qualitative study to determine if the framework is complete, and what the relative importance of the five dimensions is in the perceptions of students and teachers of a vocational college for nursing. We discuss implications for the framework, along with important issues that need to be considered when designing authentic assessments.
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Test Construction, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Nursing Students, Vocational Education Teachers, Qualitative Research, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation
Association for Educational Communications and Technology. 1800 N. Stonelake Dr., Suite 2, Bloomington, IN 47408. Tel: 877-677-2328 (Toll Free); Tel: 812-335-7675; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.aect.org/Publications/index.asp.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A