In this section, you will find materials and resources for teaching about how to incorporate authentic assessment into the classroom, whether you are conducting a two-hour session or class or can spend a day or two on the topic.
We believe you will find much here from which you can build a set of experiences tailored to class participants for the purpose of exploring comprehensive assessment:
This PowerPoint presentation introduces the assessment process, discussing the importance of assessment, standardized testing, authentic assessment, and rubrics. Sample rubrics are shown, and Web links to sample rubric sites are provided. The presentation then asks for group participation. Active links are provided for websites.
You can use the HTML version online during class time if you have a computer and a presentation system with Internet access; use it as you would any lecture presentation material.
Download the PowerPoint file to your hard drive for use on your laptop or a classroom computer; open and run the PowerPoint file just as you would any other PowerPoint presentation. You can also make changes and insert your own course information. For presentations, double-click on the downloaded PowerPoint slide show to begin, and use the arrow keys on your keyboard to toggle back and forth between slides.
In addition, each slide in the downloaded and online versions contains Speaker Notes you can use as lecture notes when you show the presentation.
If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint and do not wish to use the online HTML presentation, you can download PowerPoint Viewer for your PC, which will allow you to share this presentation with an audience but will not allow you to edit it in any way.