Combined with traditional forms of assessment, alternative assessment gives a more comprehensive and complete look at a student’s progress. Problem-Based Learning does not easily fit into the format of traditional assessment. By using different forms of alternative assessment, teachers can effectively evaluate their students. The following Web sites provide a more in-depth look at alternative assessment.

Performance Assessment
Performance assessment, also known as alternative or authentic assessment, is a form of testing that requires students to perform a task rather than select an answer from a ready-made list.

Alternative Assessment Techniques
This module will introduce you to some alternatives to the traditional methods of assessment. The advantages as well as the limitations of these alternative methods will be outlined.

Alternative Assessment
The Grady Profile provides the electronic tools you need to implement a performance-based model for assessment. Here, we want to discuss the educational background behind what the program does and provide sources of additional information.

Alternative Assessment in the Social Sciences
This Web site material duplicates portions of the IGAP Social Science Assessment in the Social Sciences training materials.

Prentice Hall School: Alternative Assessment
This folder includes classroom-tested alternative assessment guides to improve student performances. Innovative scoring rubrics and practical evaluation forms are included. You can also find additional resources and online links.

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