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From: Dee Bedwell <mrsbedwell@yahoo.com>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2012052218:37:04
Subject: Assessment defined

	Authentic Assessment - An assessment in which the student is expected
to create or design to show knowledge of a skill.

        Alternative Assessment - Any assessment which gives a student
the opportunity to show what they know in a variety of modalities. 
Commonly associated with the multiple intelligence theory.

        Performance Assessment/Event - An assessment which requires
the student to perform a task to show knowledge and explain their
thought process for solving.

All of these assessments are closely related in that they require a
student to "produce" as they show what they know.  The performance
event is thorough in that it requires the student to go full circle in
not only producing an answer, but evaluate how they got to their
answer and synthesise as they "regurgitate" the information in an
explaination.

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