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Copy of Performance Based Assessments

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Enid Sierra

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Performance Based Assessments
An effective Rubric IS:
What is a Performance Based Assessment?
Advantages and Limitations
-Criteria should be straight forward and clear to the students. It tells the them exactly what the teacher is looking for in a project so that they can stay on task and learn the objectives.

-Criteria's are used to teach and evaluate student performance
-Criteria's clarify expectations, learning goals, and standards to the students
-Criteria's help the students understand what they need to do to achieve the best grade possible
Writing Criteria's for Performance Based Assessments
Scoring the Performance Based Assessment
Enid Sierra
Dual Language/LOTE Academic Coordinator

A Performance Based Assessment is one that requires a student to actually complete a task. In this type of assessment students do projects, such as writing a paper or creating a model, for a grade rather than circling the correct answer on a piece of paper. Teachers are able to look at the process of how the students create something along with their product when it is completed.
Types of Performance Assessments
The restricted-response questions are just that...restricted. These questions generally take test items, like multiple-choice questions, and asks the students to explain why they chose the answer they did.
Extended Performance Tasks
These tasks generally have more freedom and take on a variety of forms. They usually include a variety of skills and are "hands-on." Students normally find their information from many sources and these can take much longer than written tests.
Other Examples of Perfomance Based Assessments:
Which of the following is not a restricted-response performance task?
A. Typing a letter
B. Reading aloud a specific passage
C. Building a volcano
D. Explaining data that is written on a graph

Now explain why you picked your answer.

I picked C because building a volcano is a hands-on task that requires you to find directions and then follow them to get a final product. It is performance based but not a restricted-response performance task.
Examples include:
Case studies that are completed and then presented in our classes.
This project that we are completing because we use various sources, collaborate, and then explain our topics with a visual product.
Group Projects
A paper/pencil test measures what they know, but performance based measures if they know how to do something/apply it.
It gives the teacher a chance to asses the process/procedure as well as the final product that is the result from the task.
Time-consuming; each student needs an adequate amount of time to complete each task.
Different tasks need to be performed to asses the student adequately.
Why should criteria be written for students?
What about criteria?
-Numerical Ratings: Simple system that can include checking a student off or circling a number
-Graphic Ratings: Each characteristic is followed by a horizontal line; rating may be placed by a check on a line
-Descriptive Ratings: Uses descriptive phrases to identify the points on a graphic scale
-Process Assessment: Focuses on the same aspects of performance in all students and has a common scale to record judgments
-Product: Helps judge the products of all students in terms of the same characteristics
What is the meaning of Performance Based Assessment to you?
When you are finished, turn to your neighbor.
Together write 2-3 important ideas you discussed.
Characteristics of Performance Based Assessment
*Hands-on tasks
*Performance-based activities
*Completed individually or in small groups
*Focuses on teachable processes
*Permits direct observation of student skills & capabilities (applying knowledge/executing skills)
*Activities are practical & based on "real-world" activities
*Focuses higher-order thinking skills: application, analysis, synthesis, evaluation

Characteristics of Performance Based Assessment
*Assessed using a continuum of knowledge, understanding, or proficiency (not scored on the basis of being correct or incorrect)
*Provides a profile of students strengths & weaknesses
*Students learn as a result of the experience.
*Encourages student reflection
*Authentic Assessments: Meaningful learning activities; requires students to develop a response to a task that replicates a "real-life" event
Performance Based Assessment
Engage students and give them a chance to demostrate their knowlege but also disclosemore in-depth information on students' academic needs.
Performance assessments allow students to engage in cognitively complex activities.
For example - generating strategies, monitoring work, analyzing information and applying reasoning skills. (Bass, Magone & Glaser, 2002)
Can also produce useful information for diagnostic purposes to assess what students know.
Help teachers decide where to begin instruction or determine which groups of students need special attention.

These assessment strategies can also be used to monitor students' processing skills and problem-solving approaches.
Each chair has an orage dot with a drawn figure...find somenone, not in your same table, that matches yours.
Discuss three important points on what performance based assessments means
Two Parts to Performance Based Assessments:
1. Clearly defined task for the students to complete; also known as the PRODUCT DESCRIPTOR.
2. List of explicit criteria that are used to assess the students. This comes in the form of a RUBRIC. These rubrics can be analytical (assess the final product in parts) or holistic (assess the final product as a whole.)
Performance Based Assessment Tasks:
1. Not as formally structured
2. Room for creativity and student design
3. These tasks measure the students when they are actually performing the given task
4. They are highly interactive
5. Students are interacting with each other in order to complete real-world examples of language tasks
6. Integrate many different skills
Oral Reports
Orginal Stories
Oral Interview
Poetry Recitations
Puppet Show
Art work/Designs/Drawings
Steps to Develop Project Based Assessment Tasks:
Clear and Concise
Used in Planning and Assessment
Understood by Students and Teachers
Encourages Students to be Successful
Takes the Guesswork out of Grading
*Using a rubric keeps everyone informed.
*The grading is so much faster and easier and fair for ALL students.
*The students are so prepared they all have a chance to do well.

Examples of Rubrics:
Some Websites to Create Rubrics
1. What learner outcome(s) will be assessed through this task?
2. What are observable and measurable indicators?
3. What student product(s) and/or performance will provide evidence of
student understanding of the content/skill?
4. Will students have a choice regarding products and/or performances?
5. Will students work on the task individually and/or in pairs/groups?
6. How will assessment results be reported?
7. What activities will be included in the task?
8. What is the purpose of this performance assessment task: diagnostic, summative or formative?
9. What will be involved in using the scoring tool(s) for evaluation
(teachers, students, other)?

Rubistar - http://rubistar.4teachers.org
iRubric - http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfm
Rubrics to the Rescue - http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/rubrics/create-rubrics.cfm
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