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27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment - TeachThought

27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment - TeachThought | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Ed note: This post by the late Grant Wiggins has been republished from a previous post. Please visit Authentic Education to support the work his wife and peers are continuing.

What is “authentic assessment”?

Almost 25 years ago, I wrote a widely-read and discussed paper that was entitled: “A True Test: Toward More Authentic and Equitable Assessment” that was published in the Phi Delta Kappan. I believe the phrase was my coining, made when I worked with Ted Sizer at the Coalition of Essential Schools, as a way of describing “true” tests as opposed to merely academic and unrealistic school tests. I first used the phrase in print in an article for Educational Leadership entitled “Teaching to the (Authentic) Test” in the April 1989 issue.

(My colleague from the Advisory Board of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Fred Newmann, was the first to use the phrase in a book, a pamphlet for NASSP in 1988 entitled Beyond standardized testing: Assessing authentic academic achievement in secondary schools. His work in the Chicago public schools provided significant findings about the power of working this way.)

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Grant Wiggins' article is dated, but useful. Authentic assessment includes authentic problems to be solved given a context. It does not mean students only do projects and do authentic assessment tasks. Good teachers understand that they lay the ground work for the projects and assessment.
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Ken Lindblom’s “Is Interesting to Read” and the Rubric Dilemma Redux

Ken Lindblom’s “Is Interesting to Read” and the Rubric Dilemma Redux | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
At the 2003 National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in San Francisco, I met Ken Lindblom, then a column editor for English Journal and later an outstanding editor for the same. Ken is among an important nucleus of NCTE colleagues and friends who have enriched my professional life in ways I can never…
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The post suggests challenges (and they are real) in using rubrics. An alternative is presented using guiding questions.
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