What is Authentic Assessment?
According to TeacherVision, authentic assessment aims to evaluate students' abilities in 'real-world' contexts. In other words, students learn how to apply their skills to real world tasks and projects. Authentic assessment does not encourage rote learning and passive test-taking. Instead, it focuses on students' analytical skills, ability to integrate what they learn, creativity, ability to work collaboratively, and written and oral communication skills. It values the learning process as much as the finished product.