Performance Assessment Sampler: A Workbook
Performance assessment, constructed-response, and authentic assessment are terms
sweeping through educational testing and reform. Much is in development, in
prototype, and in early use. Every day an educator or testing official somewhere
is likely being told to get on top of what is being done in this area and get
started in their state, district, or school. With the recent spurt in
development, that isn't easy to do quickly.
Educational Testing Service's (1993) Sampler is designed for the person
who needs to get a handle on these new assessment efforts. Excerpts are
reproduced that give at least an acquaintance with a project, and information on
where to go to learn more. Examples of assessments are given for several
different school subjects and at several different grade levels. This is by no
means an exhaustive inventory of efforts at alternative assessment going on in
the United States, or at Educational Testing Service. Rather, it is a sampler
that attempts to represent a broad range of efforts in this area.
Two helpful examples include:
Source: Policy Information Center, Educational Testing Service.
(1993). Introducing the Performance Assessment Sampler. In Performance
Assessment Sampler: A Workbook. Princeton, NJ: Author.
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