Combined with traditional
forms of assessment, alternative assessment gives a more comprehensive
and complete look at a students 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, 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.
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.
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.
Assessment in the Social Sciences
This Web site material duplicates portions of the IGAP Social
Science Assessment in the Social Sciences training materials.
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.