Authentic Assessment: What's the Big Idea?

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A look at the various forms of authentic assessment and how they can be applied in an ESL classroom

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Authentic Assessment: What's the Big Idea?
1 Big Idea #1: What is AA?
1.1 Real-life tasks
1.2 Application of Knowledge
1.3 Complements traditional assessment
1.4 Student-structured
1.5 AKA: performance, direct, alternative, informal
2 Big Idea #2: How is AA created?
2.1 Make a list of STANDARDS: What should students know and be able to do?
2.2 Design AUTHENTIC TASKS: to show if students have met standards.
2.3 Identify CRITERIA for rating student performance.
2.4 Create a RUBRIC based on the criteria. to determine how well students perform.
2.4.1 Set a BENCHMARK for minimum student performance.
2.4.2 ADJUST INSTRUCTION based on rubric findings.
3 Big Idea #6: Performance-Based Assessment of ELLs
3.1 Reading with partners
3.2 Role playing
3.3 Debating
3.4 Playing games
3.5 Oral reports
3.6 Giving descriptions using visual or written prompts
3.7 Brainstorming
3.8 Completing incomplete stories
4 Big Idea #4: How can AA be implemented for ELLs?
4.1 Ongoing Performance-Based Assessment
4.1.1 Comprehensive, systematic, tailored, informative, authentic PORTFOLIOS (Big Idea #5)
4.1.2 Other types of PERFORMANCE-BASED assessment (Big Idea #6)
5 Big Idea #3: Why use AA?
5.1 Provides direct evidence of skill.
5.2 Helps students construct meaning about what they're learning
5.3 Integrates teaching, learning, and assessment
5.4 Allows for variety in student demonstration
6 Big Idea #5: Portfolio Assessment of ELLs
6.1 Teacher descriptions of student accomplishments
6.2 Formal test data, checklists, and ratings sheets
6.3 Recordings of oral work
6.4 Drawings representing content knowledge
6.5 Written work samples