Difference between revisions of "Alternative Assessment"

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{{Term|ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT|Assessment that requires learners to generate a response to a question rather than choose from a set of responses provided to them. Exhibitions, investigations, demonstrations, written or oral responses, journals, and portfolios are examples of alternative assessments. The assessment requires learners to actively accomplish complex and significant tasks, while bringing to bear prior knowledge, recent learning, and relevant skills to solve realistic or authentic problems, using activities that emphasize their strengths. They can also evaluate their own learning and learn from the evaluation process.  
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{{Term|ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT|[[Assessment]] that requires learners to generate a response to a question rather than choose from a set of responses provided to them. Exhibitions, investigations, demonstrations, written or oral responses, journals, and [[Portfolio|portfolios]] are examples of alternative assessments. The assessment requires learners to actively accomplish complex and significant tasks, while bringing to bear prior [[Knowledge|knowledge]], recent learning, and relevant skills to solve realistic or authentic problems, using activities that emphasize their strengths. They can also evaluate their own learning and learn from the evaluation process.  
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There are 4 features of alternative assessment: <ref> [http://www.aacu.org www.aacu.org ](5 March 2008), [http://www.nclrc.org www.nclrc.org](7 March 2008) </ref>
  
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# The assessment is based on authentic tasks that demonstrate learner’s ability to accomplish goals
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# Instructors and learners focus on goals
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# Learners help to set the criteria for successful completion of  the tasks
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# Learners have opportunity to assess themselves and their peers }}
  
There are 4 features of alternative assessment: <ref> [http://www.aacu.org www.aacu.org ](5 March 2008), [http://www.nclrc.org www.nclrc.org](7 March 2008) </ref>}}
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== References ==
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Latest revision as of 16:25, 17 July 2008

Term2.png ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT
Assessment that requires learners to generate a response to a question rather than choose from a set of responses provided to them. Exhibitions, investigations, demonstrations, written or oral responses, journals, and portfolios are examples of alternative assessments. The assessment requires learners to actively accomplish complex and significant tasks, while bringing to bear prior knowledge, recent learning, and relevant skills to solve realistic or authentic problems, using activities that emphasize their strengths. They can also evaluate their own learning and learn from the evaluation process.

There are 4 features of alternative assessment: [1]

  1. The assessment is based on authentic tasks that demonstrate learner’s ability to accomplish goals
  2. Instructors and learners focus on goals
  3. Learners help to set the criteria for successful completion of the tasks
  4. Learners have opportunity to assess themselves and their peers



References

  1. www.aacu.org (5 March 2008), www.nclrc.org(7 March 2008)