Definition: Authentic assessment allows students to show what they know in a way that makes sense to them in a “real-world” setting. Read this article from The Center of Teaching and Learning at Indiana University Bloomington. It does a great job of defining the term and giving examples.

Traditional vs Authentic Task Comparison

The table below from Wiggins (1998) compares traditional assessments (tests and exams) to authentic assessments (tasks).

Resources for Authentic Assessment

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