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1st Edition

Performance-Based Assessment for 21st-Century Skills

ISBN 9781618212733
Published October 15, 2014 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

Performance-based assessments allow classroom teachers an alternative to traditional multiple-choice tests. We often use fill-in-the bubble assessments in education to determine the readiness of students. However, in the 21st-century workplace, these types of tests fail to truly prepare students. How many times in the real world are we called upon to take a multiple-choice test? In the real world, we are called upon to prove our merit through performance-based assessments, displaying our 21st-century skills. We should be preparing students for this in the classroom. Performance-Based Assessment for 21st-Century Skills makes the argument that teachers should use performance-based assessments in the classroom. It guides the educator step by step to show how he or she can create performance-based assessments for students, including what they look like, teaching students how to create them, setting the proper classroom environment, and how to evaluate them.

Table of Contents

Introduction What Is Performance-Based Assessment? Chapter 1 A Case For Performance-Based Assessment Chapter 2 Advantages Of Performance-Based Assessment Chapter 3 Types Of Performance-Based Assessment Chapter 4 How To Teach Performance-Based Assessment Chapter 5 How To Evaluate Performance-Based Assessment With Rubrics Chapter 6 How To Make The Performance-Based Assessment Authentic Conclusion References Appendix A Reproducibles Appendix B Mock Trial Sample Lesson Appendix C Additional Examples Of Performance-Based Assessment Lessons About The Author

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Todd Stanley is author of seven teacher education books including Project-Based Learning for Gifted Students: A Handbook for the 21st-Century Classroom and Performance-Based Assessment for 21st-Century Skills.