Create an Authentic Assessment and Rubric
Authentic assessment encourages the integration of teaching, learning and assessing. An authentic assessment does not have one right answer. Students are required to construct new knowledge and not just select a response. For this taks you wiill be assessing the activity you completed in task 2. Here are the four steps you will be following to create your authentic assessment.
Create the Authentic Task(s) to be Assessed
Step 1: Describe what you want your students to know and be able to do. This is typically one-sentence statements of what students should know and be able to do at a certain point and begins with a phrase such as “Students will be able to …” (SWBAT). For this assignment your primary objective should describe your SWBAT.
Step 2: Describe your task (or tasks) where students will construct a response, perform, or produce to demonstrate that they have met the objective you listed in Step 1.This is an assignment to assess how learners apply objective-driven knowledge and skills to real-world challenges. You are less interested in how much information students can acquire than how well they can use it.
Does the task replicate challenges faced in the real world?
Are students constructing their own responses rather than selecting from ones presented?
Typically there are 3 different types of Authentic Tasks
Create the Rubric
Step 3: Identify the criteria for the task. Ask yourself “What does good performance on this task look like?” or “How will I know they have done a good job on this task?” These questions identify the criteria for good performance on the task. The criteria are used to evaluate how well students completed the task and, how well they have met the objective.
Each criterion should be:
- clearly stated
- a statement of behavior
- written in a language students understand
Step 4: Create a rubric to measure student performance on the task. The rubric contains the essential criteria for the task and appropriate levels of performance for each criterion. A rubric is comprised of two components: criteria and levels of performance. Also a rubric has at least two criteria and at least two levels of performance. When you first construct and use a rubric you might not include descriptors.