RE: what is authentic assessment about and how is it used in technicalcommunication

Subject: RE: what is authentic assessment about and how is it used in technicalcommunication
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "technical writing plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 09:22:00 -0600

technical writing plus wrote:

> Authentic Assessment - what is it and how is it used. Does
> someone on this list have experience with it? Thanks.

It's an educational thing. A Google search on that phrase turns up
mostly .edu addresses. The first Google hit answers the question, "What
is Authentic Assessment?" Here's one of several definitions provided:

"A form of assessment in which students are asked to perform real-world
tasks that demonstrate meaningful application of essential knowledge and
skills -- Jon Mueller"

AA is contrasted with Traditional Assessment (TA) -- multiple-choice
tests, etc. In TA, the curriculum drives assessment -- you first decide
what body of knowledge to convey, and then develop questions testing
that knowledge. In AA, the assessment drives the curriculum -- you first
determine what tasks students must perform to demonstrate competence,
and then you develop a curriculum that teaches them those tasks.

I have no idea what this has to do with tech comm. Maybe some of the
other Google hits can help. I searched for "authentic assessment" with
the quotes.

Richard


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Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-777-0436
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