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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.