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What is Performance-Based Assessment

Performance-Based Assessment in 21st Century Teacher Education
Performance-based assessments are seen as a tool to provide feedback in terms of records of performance produced in actual classroom teaching events, such as lesson plans, video clips of teaching, and samples of student work.
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Introducing Performance-Based Assessment in Pre-Service Teacher Education in India: Why and How?
Pradeep Kumar Misra (Chaudhary Charan Singh University, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8353-0.ch009
The teachers in India are usually trained and assessed by age old practices and approaches. Following a simple definition that performance-based assessment measures teachers' ability to apply the skills and knowledge learned from a unit or units of study, it can be argued that introducing and applying this practice in teacher preparation programs will be helpful to emphasize, measure, and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need to succeed in the real classrooms. This chapter that is guided by these observations and arguments details teacher education scenario, discusses existing assessment policies and practices in teacher education, advocates the need and promises offered by introducing performance-based assessment for pre-service teachers, highlights the challenges of introducing performance-based assessment, and presents some useful strategies to introduce, practice, and popularize the performance-based assessment in pre-service teacher education in the context of India.
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Electronic Portfolios
Assessment (1) that requires a learner to integrate knowledge, and demonstrate understanding and/or skills through self-created products or action, and (2) in which the learner is clearly informed at the onset of the expectations for process and product quality (in the format of a task description and scoring rubric).
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Data-Triangulation Through Multiple Methods: The Case for Stealth Assessment
The direct measurement of constructs using artifacts and activities that resemble that which are being assessed.
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Performance-Based Assessment in CLIL: Competences at the Core of Learning
A way to demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding of a topic/subject in real-life situations.
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Rubrics as Tools for Effective Assessment of Student Learning and Program Quality
An assessment that allows students to demonstrate their acquired skills and knowledge in real-world applications.
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Assessing Student Learning
Assessments that enable students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills as they perform a specific task.
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Developing Critical Thinking and Reflection in Teachers Within Teacher Preparation
An assessment that measures a teacher’s instruction, such as a teaching portfolio, practicum tasks, EdTPA, PPAT, etc.
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Examining edTPA's Educative Nature and Its Alignment to Standards of Effective Teaching
An assessment in which the learner completes an assessment that involves work that is authentic to the field.
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Assessment of EAP Literacies in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms
A more valid construct of EAPL, performance assessment tasks are authentic tasks that use real-world contexts. They require learners to work independently and use 21 st century skills such as higher-level thinking and problem solving. These tasks also help teachers in providing constructive feedback to students about their strength and weaknesses. Examples of performance based EAPL tasks include searching and selecting relevant sources, taking notes, writing essays, and making presentations.
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Reading Assessment Strategies for Online Learners
A performance-based assessment is employed by teachers using specific items to measure learners’ achievements in areas other than reading (e.g., regular course assignments and exams); including questions or items related to reading problems in the assessment identifies a student’s potential reading problems.
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