An assignment where students are DOING something.
Our department uses a performance based assessment for the 3rd quarterly exam. It is a lab practical where students conduct a lab, collect and analyze data.
The difficulty with performance based assessments is grading.
Agree with all but would add these are very time consuming
students doing hands on activities - no real way to assess accurately what they have learned without a more formal assessment - used a lab activity as a performance based assessment but did end with a quiz - benefit is more critical thinking required however do inflate grades
I agree with MN's comment. This sounds like its from a wise educator that has experience and is a wonderful mentor.
In a performance based assessment, the learning activity is centered around a hands on experience for the students. The students are involved in leading the activity and also in designing the activity, while the teacher serves more as a facilitator. This past year for the third marking period quarterly, the district came up with a performance based assessment in which the chemistry classes designed a procedure for determining the percent of water in a hydrate. The students had to complete the lab and they were assessed on their techniques and calculations. A benefit is that the activity is a less passive activity for learning. A challenge comes from grading the activity.
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