Evaluating High-Quality Performance-Based Assessment Items

High quality, effective performance-based assessments must be directly linked to learning objectives, demand higher-order thinking, ask students to consider multiple scenarios and ask students to demonstrate their reasoning.

This is no simple task!

This checklist will provide you with best practices for:

  • Assessment planning
  • Effective execution
  • Evaluating high-quality assessments

Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Anann, said, “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” Of course, for this to be true, one must not only know; she must also act, or perform. In school, we challenge learners to act through performance based tasks and assessments.

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