I’ve had a great time this summer reading up on authentic assessment tools used in today’s classrooms: observation, discussion, portfolios, checklists, interviews, learning logs, rubrics, and self-assessments. Although I often find it difficult to carve out the time for interviews or conferencing with individual students, it seems these special times provide rich rewards in the student’s performance and motivation to further achieve personal academic goals.
What assessment tools are you most likely to use? How do you most commonly measure your students’ growth in-between benchmark tests? I’d enjoy hearing from you and what is working for you and your students.