Authentic Assessment

Mind map of authentic assessment

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Authentic Assessment by Mind Map: Authentic Assessment

1. Rubrics

1.1. Provided to students ahead of time

1.2. Set specific expectations

1.3. Rating scale

2. Ensure authentic performance

2.1. Realistic

2.2. Requires judgment/innovation

2.3. Asks students to "do" the subject

2.4. Authentic "real world" context

2.5. Complex task that requires using a variety of knowledge and skills

2.6. Part of a learning cycle

2.6.1. Performance

2.6.2. Feedback

2.6.3. Revision

3. Types of Authentic Assessment

3.1. Performance

3.1.1. Use skills in authentic conexts

3.1.2. Can be collaborative

3.1.3. Application of skills to solve problems

3.2. Investigation

3.2.1. Assesses how students have mastered basic concepts/skills

3.2.2. Begin with stimulus

3.2.3. Specific task

3.2.3.1. Interpret

3.2.3.2. Describe

3.2.3.3. calculate

3.2.3.4. Explain

3.2.3.5. Predict

3.2.4. Format

3.2.4.1. Enhanced multiple choice

3.2.4.2. Concept mapping

3.3. Open Response Questions

3.3.1. Begin with stimulus

3.3.2. Formats

3.3.2.1. Short written response

3.3.2.2. Mathematical solution

3.3.2.3. Drawing

3.3.2.4. Visual representation (chart, graph, diagram)

3.4. Portfolio

3.4.1. Long Term

3.4.2. Shows improvement over time

3.4.3. Student selected pieces add value

3.4.4. Possible parts

3.4.4.1. Journal entries

3.4.4.2. Reflective writing

3.4.4.3. Notes/outlines

3.4.4.4. Rough drafts

3.4.4.5. Published/polished pieces

3.5. Self-Assessment

3.5.1. self-evaluation

3.5.2. Oral or written

3.5.3. Uses evaluative questions/prompts

4. Design

4.1. Assessment must have a purpose that is clear to students

4.2. Designated and obvious audience

4.3. Realistic task

4.4. Available resources/tools

4.5. Performance requirements (rubric) should be provided to students at the outset

4.6. Realistic setting

4.7. Standards for self-assessment

4.8. Opportunities for feedback and adjustments during the process