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Alternative assessment strategies

Describe alternative assessment strategies, other than using rubrics, in evaluating student outcomes. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using these types of alternative assessments? Please give specific examples

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An alternative assessment is anything other than a typical pencil and paper test that can be used to evaluate students' mastery of the concept. These could include things like projects, posters, presentations, conferences, model building - the list is endless.

I do not see how a rubric is an alternative assessment strategy. A rubric is a method of evaluating what has been performed. If a student does a song and dance to show their learning of fractions, then a rubric would be used to see if they hit all of the concepts the teacher ...

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This response describes a few alternative assessments and the advantages of using them in a classroom.