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Rubrics: Remember...

Activity 1: Determine which of the following are characteristics of authentic assessments. Check those that apply.

1. Looks for one right answer 6. Simulates real-world tasks
2. Provides challenges and roles that help students rehearse for the game of real life 7. Supports the needs of the learners
3. Relies on indirect, simplistic items 8. Students need to "plug in" answers out of context
4. Requires secrecy for validity 9. Difficult for students to rehearse and gain confidence
5. Requires students to be effective performers with acquired knowledge 10. Achieves validity and reliability by emphasizing and standardizing the appropriate criteria for scoring

If you would like to read more about the differences between traditional and authentic assessment read the Eric Digest article from Grant Wiggins entitled "The Case for Authentic Assessment." (An acrobat file will download directly to your harddrive.)

Personal Reflection: Please copy and paste the following questions into your word processor or download the word document containing the questions. Then answer the questions and save it for your professional development portfolio.

Rubrics Remember-Reflection: Word Document

  1. What is your definition of a rubric?
  2. What is the purpose of a rubric?

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