Modern Classroom Assessment offers an applied, student-centered guide to the major research-based approaches to assessment in today's modern classroom. Rather than simply list basic assessment formats with a few examples, as many textbooks do, award-winning professor and scholar Bruce Frey's book fully explores all five key approaches for teacher-designed assessment—Traditional Paper-and-Pencil, Performance-Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Universal Test Design, and Authentic Assessment —while making abstract concepts and guidelines clear with hundreds of real-world illustrations and examples of what actual teachers do. Offering a variety of engaging learning tools and realistic stories from the classroom, this text will give any reader a strong foundation for designing modern assessments in their own classrooms.
Chapter 7: Performance-Based Assessment
Looking Ahead in this Chapter
Though treated as a fairly modern approach to classroom assessment, performance-based assessment actually has a long history as a commonsense way to evaluate people. It is the best format for assessing skill or ability. The most useful ways to use this approach are illustrated in this chapter. Performance-based assessment is best scored using a rubric. This chapter provides lots of examples of real-world performance-based assessments for a variety of subjects and grade levels.
After studying this chapter, you should be able to
- Define performance-based assessment
- Identify the characteristics of performance-based assessment
- Provide examples of what performance-based assessment looks like in real classrooms
- Evaluate the quality of performance-based assessments and their scoring rubrics
Stories from the Classroom
Mr. Wilcken Wonders what his Students can ...