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Using authentic versus traditional assessment

When is it appropriate to use an authentic versus traditional assessment?

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First, consider environment and the tone of the learning community for authentic versus traditional assessment. Some school missions and sentiment lend well to authentic learning and assessment. A gifted school or classroom would be a logical place to use authentic assessment (AA). This doesn't mean to imply that students in a gifted or creative environment can't succeed or do well with traditional assessment but it is a natural place for the former.

Contrarily, a conservative, ...

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Assessing student learning is discussed.