Assessment can have a profound influence on student learning. Some students only seek to engage with that which is to be assessed. In other cases, assessment approaches can inhibit learning by assessing inappropriate things. Authentic assessments provide the means for teachers to influence learning in all the right ways and provide learning experiences that connect students with practical applications of the course materials. These type of assessments also involve active learning where students are motivated to make decisions and judgments and to learn by doing.
In this webinar, Ron Oliver discusses how teachers can design and use authentic assessments in their classroom settings. He demonstrates various forms of authentic assessment that can be applied to develop and assess differing levels of learning outcomes.
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