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For this assignment, choose one of the three scenarios: K-12, Higher Education, or Corporate Training. Using the Cybrary and any other resources at your disposal, describe one traditional method and one non-traditional method you would use to assess the students' performance of the learning objective stated in the scenario.

1. K-12:
You are developing a curriculum to teach 6th graders how to write a research paper. The following is the first learning objective: "Students will be able to develop an outline for a basic research paper."

2. Higher Ed:
You are developing a curriculum to teach senior citizens how to conduct research on the Internet. The following is the first learning objective: "Students will be able to navigate to various websites using the World Wide Web."

3. Corporate Training:
You are developing a curriculum to train new sales managers on how to hire front line sales staff. The following is the first learning objective: "Sales managers will be able to effectively conduct a phone interview."

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Example 1: Traditional Performance Assessment: History Project, Grade 8

State Goal: (Social Sciences)

? Understand and analyze comparative political and economic systems, with an emphasis on the political and economic systems of the United State.
? Understand and analyze events, trends, personalities, and movements shaping the history of the world, the United States, and Illinois.
? Demonstrate a knowledge of the basic concepts of the Social Sciences and how these help to interpret human behavior.
? Read, comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and use written material.


A. Language Arts

o Write effectively in different modes.
o Give oral presentations.
o Use language, including home language, to generate and develop topics, and works of personal interest.
o Analyze interactions/relationships between world cultures and science; identify achievements in scientific enterprises.
Fine Arts
o Analyze significant works in the arts that reflect society, various world cultures, and historical periods.
o Develop an understanding of geometric figures and relationships.
Social Sciences
o Analyze primary source documents.
o Exhibit an understanding of the chronology and significance of the major historical, political, social and economic events contributing to the development and growth of the U.S.A.
o Recognize how the allocation of resources affects the attitudes and behaviors of people at the national and international levels. ...

Solution Summary

Referring to one of the three scenarios, this solution assists in describing traditional methods and non-traditional methods that could be used to assess the students' performance of the learning objective stated in the scenario.

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