Why student assessments should simulate "real world" processes

04/23/2013 | Edutopia.org

Successful problem-based learning programs rely heavily on the implementation of authentic assessments in the classroom, says Mark Wilbert, a high-school music teacher in Bellevue, Wash. In this blog post, he describes what authentic assessments are and why students' work should be analyzed in a way that mirrors how they will be assessed in the real world. Some examples include sending students on mock job interviews and conducting "meetings" to update the class on their progress.

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