Fair Assessment Practices

Assessment is the process of documenting, usually in measurable terms, knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs. Authentic assessment aims to evaluate students' abilities in 'real-world' contexts. In other words, students learn how to apply their skills to authentic tasks and projects. Authentic assessment does not encourage rote learning and passive test-taking. Instead, it focuses on students' analytical skills; ability to integrate what they learn; creativity; ability to work collaboratively; and written and oral expression skills. It values the learning process as much as the finished product.

Assessment Handbook
Thorough handbook that includes a glossary of assessment terms and detailed sample rubrics.
Atlantic Cape Community College

Assessment Resources
Center for Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Indiana University Kokomo

Authentic Assessment Toolbox
Jon Mueller, Professor of Psychology, North Central College, Naperville, IL

Classroom Assessment Techniques
Excerpts from Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas Angelo and K. Patricia Cross, available from Jossey-Bass.

Teaching Goals Inventory: Self Assessment of Instructional Goals
Excerpted from Angelo and Cross (see above) by the National Institute for Science Learning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Goals Inventory Online
Excerpted from Angelo and Cross (see above) by Center for Teaching, University of Iowa