“As we reflect on our most valued twenty-first century proficiencies, …it is startling to notice how few can be translated into multiple choice tests for evaluation. This is why methods such as performance assessment will be increasingly important as we look to the future of assessment in our schools.”
– Rick Stiggins
Knowing, understanding, and doing are crucial elements of learning. In this workshop, we’ll uncover ways to amplify how students show what they know. Explore how performance assessments can promote student self-assessment and reflection while providing the opportunity to share learning with authentic audiences.
This interactive experience will be guided by our learner-centered approach, which promotes and cultivates equitable and inclusive learning communities. During this session, participants will:
- build knowledge of the 4 primary assessment methods: selected response, extended written response, personal communication, and performance.
- gain a deeper understanding of how performance-based assessments impact learning.
- explore the process of designing meaningful performance assessments.
- tap into our collaborative learning community for feedback and inspiration.
All Learner-Centered Workshops model experiences and practices that can be applied with young learners, too. Educators will engage in the learning process through collaboration, meaning-making, inquiry, and reflection; set goals aligned to current teaching practices and desired outcomes; build transferable skills and competencies that lead to transformational learning; and experience community-building practices that encourage and promote engagement.