What is Performance-Based Assessment? A Stanford SRN Informational Booklet.
BLOG: What is Performance Assessment?
In the narrowest sense, according to ETS, performance assessment is “A test in which the test taker actually demonstrates the skills the test is intended to measure by doing real-world tasks that require those skills, rather than by answering questions asking how to do them.” [Read more]
Performance-Based Assessment: Math
Through performance-based assessment, students demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and material that they have learned. This practice measures how well a student can apply or use what he or she knows, often in real-world situations. Research has shown that performance-based assessment provides a means to assess higher-order thinking skills and helps teachers and principals support students in developing a deeper understanding of content. [Read more]
Performance-Based Assessment: Chemistry
Performance-based assessment is a way for students to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and material that they’ve learned. Performance-based assessment measures how well students can apply or use what they know, often in real-world situations. Research has shown how this assessment practice helps teachers and principals support students in developing a deeper understanding of content, and provides a means to assess higher-order thinking skills. [Read more]
Transforming Schools – Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards by Bob Lenz with Justin Wells & Sally Kingston
It’s not what students know, but what they do with what they know that is important.
Schools are changing in response to this reality, and in Transforming Schools Using Project-Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and Common Core Standards, Bob Lenz, Justin Wells, and Sally Kingston draw on the example of the Envision Education schools, as well as other leading schools around the country, to show how the concept of deeper learning can meet the need for students who are both college and career ready and engaged in their own education. [Read more]