Performance Assessment

Performance Assessment

 Chapter 8 examines the purpose of authentic assessment, as well as the pros and cons of using authentic assessments with children.  Imagine that your school or center has adopted performance assessment to measure student growth.  Your principal or director has asked you to create a letter for your students’ parents explaining performance assessment.  In your letter, you must address the following:


  1. At least two reasons why using performance assessment with children is a reliable method of measuring student growth.
  2. At least two typical concerns associated with performance assessment and how you will address those concerns.
  3. At least two different performance assessments that you will use in the classroom and why you will use these assessments.

 Assignment must be at least 300 words.


Required Text

Wortham, S. C.  (2012).  Assessment in early childhood education (6th ed.).  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson


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