“Authentic Assessments”

I love finding different ways to get information across…found this 15 minute video on Authentic Assessment from Canada which I thought was worth sharing. The first 10+ minutes is focused on General Education, however, it identifies several issues discussed in Special Education, including Universal Design for Learning. The last 4+ minutes looks at Special Education and Authentic Assessment. Excellent info/dialog points in those last few minutes…but be sure to listen from start to finish! Authentic Assessment

Here are a few note worthy snips from the video:

  • “Teaching should be about giving students the right tools to succeed in life. Teaching should be about guiding students…”
  • “Knowledge needs to have practical application.”
  • “…provides a case for evaluation being most equitable when open dialog between teacher and students…”
  • “…Authentic Assessment allows students to express their own aptitudes and interests and demonstrate mastery in learning…”

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