Performance based assessment is when the students work with data or solve a problem using concepts in Science. No multiple choice. The answers are more open and individual.
This form of assessment is student-centered and requires student mastery of the material presented in the class. In order for a student to understand the performance based assessment, such as a lab the material required to do the lab must have first been presented. The benefits include less time of the teacher talking and the drawbacks are that students need to have a foundation.
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njbct - application of basic knowledge and skills
written performance assessments - analyzing tables and graphs
Performance based assessment is an assessment that demonstrates ability to work through problems rather than answer straight forward test questions. I have only created labs that required students to demonstrate ability. The benefit is to represent a students problem solving skills rather than memorization for multiple choice questions.
A performance based assessments are more a hands on activity rather than a standardized test. The MP 3 quarterly we use in the bio department is an example with performance based assessments. Some benefits include: lessening the students stress of taking a test, and more options for hands on learners.
Performance based assessments are more like an activity versus s standardized test. My experience with performance based assessments was both positive and negative. The positive aspect was, that you could truly get a feel for how well the students understood the topic.
Performance based assessment is mastering the content through hands on learning. This applies the content taught in the classroom to real life scenarios/tasks. I do not have much experience with developing and using performance based assessments. They are beneficial because they help the students make connections to the content. These assessments are time consuming.
I agree these assessments are very time consuming.
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I agree about the time component. Students were definitely intimidated by the 3rd MP assessment. Samples should be given regularly leading up to that. Rubric was a little challenging. Hard to convert rubric into a grade in Genesis.
The assessment is at the end of a unit after the students have a base knowledge.
I agree that this takes a lot of time to develop and isn't always the easist to do.
I agree with you Barefoot Contessa. But isn't cooking considered a type of performance based assessment?
I would be sure to prepare the students for the assessment by doing parts of it in class. It does take class time. But hopefully the students are able to work with data related to our field by the end of it.
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