The Power of Performance Based Assessment at the Post-Secondary Level: Implications for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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The power of performance based assessment has been well documented, yet it remains one of the lesser used means to determine depth of learning at the post-secondary level. Successful implementation requires careful consideration of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. It also requires us to assist post-secondary students in understanding how performance based assessment can enhance learning and achievement. Examples of performance based tasks and accompanying scoring guides will be shared along with a summary of research literature.


Keywords: Performance Based Assessment, Post-Secondary
Stream: Adult, Vocational, Tertiary and Professional Learning
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
Paper: Power of Performance Based Assessment at the Post-Secondary Level, The


Dr. Joanne Neal

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Concordia University College of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


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