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Title: Authentic%20assessment%20of%20core%20concepts


1
Authentic assessmentof core concepts
  • Jon Mueller
  • Professor of Psychology
  • North Central College
  • http//jonathan.mueller.faculty.noctrl.edu

2
Types of Assessment
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Performing real-world tasks
  • Traditional Assessment
  • Selecting a response on a test

3
Types of Authentic Assessment
  • Constructed-response items
  • Products
  • Performances

4
4 steps of Authentic Assessment
  • Identify the outcomes
  • Select an authentic task
  • Identify the criteria
  • Create a rubric

5
Step 1 Identify an Outcome
  • Select Core Concept(s)
  • Not currently assessing
  • 6-15 course outcomes
  • 2-5 process outcomes
  • Sample course outcomes?
  • Google syllabus outcomes cost accounting

6
Step 2 Select an authentic task
  • E.g., Constructed-response items
  • Make thinking visible
  • Core Concepts skill development
  • Requires lots of practice
  • Constructed-response tasks

7
Skill Development
  • Instruction/modeling
  • Practice
  • Feedback
  • Reflection

8
Example Scientific Thinking
  • Ex Correlation/Causation
  • Informal discussion
  • Formative assessments
  • Brief assignments
  • () / (-) grading
  • Summative assessments
  • Paper
  • Department exam
  • Rubrics

9
Create a task
  • Select a Core Concept
  • Where would they ever use this knowledge or
    skills?
  • Real world contexts?

10
Example
  • Demonstrate information literacy
  • Want to read a critique of a candidates views
    where would you find it?
  • Embed questions in assignment which asks students
    to describe
  • How they found sources
  • How they evaluated accuracy, relevancy, currency,
    bias of sources

11
Step 3 Identify the Criteria
  • Characteristics of good performance
  • Examples from your tasks
  • What makes a good persuasive essay?
  • A good McDonalds employee?
  • Your task

12
Step 4 Create a rubric
  • Criteria Levels of Performance
  • Examples from Toolbox site
  • Media critique
  • Do lunch well
  • Your task

13
Questions?
  • Bonus! Jon Mueller at jfmueller_at_noctrl.edu
  • Slides
  • http//jonathan.mueller.faculty.noctrl.edu/rooseve
    lt.ppt
  • Good luck!
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