Research has shown that performance-based assessments
in technology and engineering education more accurately predict a student's ability to apply knowledge learned (Ernst, 2008).
There are important differences in how performance-based assessment
is conceptualized in the literature and in textbooks.
In response to state and national reform mandates, Ball State University recently implemented a new teacher education program that incorporates state academic standards for students and teachers based on content and developmental standards approved by the Division of Professional Standards and performance-based assessment
via digital portfolios (Mullen, Bauer, & Newbold, 2001).
Department of Education faculty plan to expand the developmental performance-based assessment
continuum to include evaluation of the department's first year teachers' performance.
On the other hand, opponents of performance-based assessment
contend that the problems associated with these methods are far more important than, and outweigh, the advantages (Frechtling, 1991).
: This type of assessment requires that some type of performance ought to demonstrate one's ability to display the attainment of "levels or competence or knowledge by creating a product or (constructed) response" (Gunning, 1998, p.
We created a three-session program on assessment that included information on standardized tests, performance-based assessment
, and portfolios.
Each lesson made a great performance-based assessment
The recent request by President Clinton to the federal supervisory agencies to develop more objective, performance-based assessment
standards is a clear reflection of the concern.
Moreover, performance-based assessment
should be used to track development; and students need to work together and work with others in the community toward producing relevant, impact-producing artifacts.
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