The Power of Performance Based Assessment at the Post-Secondary Level: Implications for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
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
Dr. Joanne Neal
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Concordia University College of Alberta