Performance-based assessments are hands-on application of problems regarding a particular skill. PB assessments assess the individuals ability to think critically and use necessary problem-solving skills to complete a specific task.
Drawbacks- not all subject material is applicable to performance based assessments...?
A student performs a task rather than completes a paper-based assessment. Given lab practicals most years. Benefits- helps kids who may not be good at paper-based assessments. Drawbacks- harder to grade watching 24 students at one time; finding time for them
A performance based assessment is an assessment focused on a students ability to do, rather than the often used test that assesses a students ability to recall information. I don't have a whole lot of experience using performance based assessments besides labs. They can be beneficial because you get an idea of what students truly comprehend the information that is taught, and who knows how to apply it. One major drawback is the fact that it can be time consuming both to create and to utilize them.
An assessment that uses specific tasks that have real world practical applications in a relative field. I have had lab practicums as part of cumulative assessments. It allows students to use actually apply their knowledge but tend to be time consuming and can be subjective.
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