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Achievement rating, Competency based assessment, Estimation (Mathematics), Monitoring (Assessment), Performance based assessment, Reporting (Student achievement), Student assessment, Classroom observation techniques, Evaluation methods, Comparability (Student assessment)
The assessment of some kinds of learning requires the observation of student performances. Examples include playing a musical instrument, dancing, using scientific apparatus, operating equipment, performing gymnastics routines, diving, problem-solving in a group, applying ball-handling skills, and participating in small group discussions. 'Performance assessment' is the assessment of students as they engage in an activity. It is the on-the-spot evaluation of performance, behaviour or interaction. This issue on the assessment of performances in the Assessment Resource Kit (ARK) magazine series contains five articles: 1. What is performance assessment? 2. Informal classroom observations; 3. Classroom performance assessment 'events'; 4. When comparability matters; 5. Designing performance assessments.
Forster, M., & Masters, G. (1996). Performance. Assessment Resource Kit. Australian Council for Educational Research.
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