What does authentic assessment look like in practice, and how does it differ from traditional assessment? What are the benefits — and challenges — of authentic assessment on teaching and learning?

During the months of November and December, members of the CTQ Collaboratory will explore the implications of authentic assessment. Building from their own experiences, classroom experts and school leaders will explore the risks and rewards of authentic assessments from a variety of perspectives.

The roundtable discussion will be led by teacher leaders Rob Kriete of Florida and Tricia Ebner of Ohio. Rob and Tricia, educators with a combined total of 49 years in the classroom, have used a variety of assessments, including authentic assessment, throughout their careers.

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Check out these resources to learn more about authentic assessment, policy options, and building systems for strong performance assessment: