Authentic Learning and Assessment

We often talk about authentic learning experiences but not too often do you hear someone talk about authentic assessment. The Fromelles project highlights both with the final video profiles clearly showing how successful students had been at researching and then constructing a life story.

We did delve deeper into the assessment process at various stages of the project by interviewing the teams to explore more of the process they went through to uncover the life story of the soldier. Here is an example of the process.

Here is a little more about authentic assessment from a school in New York. The backward by design process features prominantly.

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