1 | Assessment and Authentic Learning

Traditionally, classroom assessments provide educators with a glimpse into what students have learned at one moment in time—whether at the end of the year, midway through a project, or even before beginning a unit. However, specific assessment tasks can do more than provide an isolate snapshot of a student’s current ability or knowledge. When well-designed, they can solidify and build deeper learning. Through personal reflection, analysis of examples, and self-evaluation of current assessment practices, in this session participants will develop an understanding of how authentic assessments can promote enduring learning.