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Workshop Description

Active Learning: Performance Based Assessment

Theme: Active Learning
Type: Demonstration/Discussion
Date and time: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 212 Capen Hall (inside Silverman Library), North Campus

As higher education moves toward a more outcome-driven approach that emphasizes master rather than seat time, assessment has become more and more essential to teaching and learning. Performance-based assessment offers a valuable alternative (or supplement) to the traditional forms of student evaluation. Performance-based assessment requires students to solve a real-world problem or to create, perform or produce something with real-world application. It allows an instructor to assess how well students are able to use essential skills and knowledge, think critically and analytically, or develop a project.

Learning objectives

  • Identify essential components of a performance assessment
  • Plan and implement a performance assessment
  • Critically examine a sample performance assessment
This workshop is co-sponsored by The Graduate School.


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