Authentic Assessment in Action

Authentic Assessment in Action

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Authentic Assessment in Action: Studies of Schools and Students at Work examines, through case studies of elementary and secondary schools, how five schools have developed qauthentic, q performance-based assessments of students' learning, and how this work has interacted with and influenced the teaching and learning experiences students encounter in school. This important and timely book reveals the changing dynamics of classroom life as it moves from more traditional pedagogy to one that asks students to master intellectual and practical skills that are eminently transferable to qreal-lifeq social settings and workplaces. This book will be important reading for practitioners, professors, and researchers of curriculum and instruction and educational policy and will serve as a supplementary text in pre- and in-service courses in elementary and secondary curriculum development, curriculum and teaching, school organizations, educational leadership, educational policy and implementation.Knowing the tasks and the standards is not aquot;cheatingaquot; when a task requires an actual performance, rather than the ... evaluate competing viewpoints and use evidence in developing a persuasive essay concerning a topic of social importance.

Title:Authentic Assessment in Action
Author:Linda Darling-Hammond, Jacqueline Ancess, Beverly Falk
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 1995


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