Teacher: Use "learner-centered" assessments

12/11/2012 | Powerful Learning Practice

Dolores Gende is evolving as a teacher -- from one who uses a teacher-focused model to a model that is "learner-centered." Gende writes in this blog post that part of that transition this year includes a change in the way she conducts assessments. She writes about her use of authentic assessments, in which students are asked to make real-world connections to academic lessons, and complete performance task assessments "where they were presented with context rich scenarios that required a meaningful application of the concepts."

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