When is it appropriate to use an authentic versus traditional assessment?
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, ...
Assessing student learning is discussed.