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stop counting fish


performance task

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“Bad…”


We ask our students, quite simply, to count fish.

john austin “creating an academy of learners.�


the need for a different assessment


institutions are equipped to improve 21st century skills when they connect teaching, learning, and assessment through authentic, performance-based practices


performance task

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performance task

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Rewards factual recall Fails to gauge transferability

(a) William Shakespeare (b) John Updike (c) Ernest Hemingway (d) None of the above


General Knowledge Content Skills

Content Knowledge

General Skills


General Knowledge Content Skills

Content Knowledge

General Skills


General Knowledge Content Skills

Content Knowledge

General Skills


General Knowledge Content Skills

Content Knowledge

General Skills


so what?


The provision of transferrable skills is as important as the provision of content so what?


The top ten in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist using technologies that have not yet been invented in order to solve problems that we don’t even know are problems yet. so what?


Did You Know? | www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE


Proportion of employers who say MORE emphasis should be paid to specific selected learning outcomes so what?


73% the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing


73% critical thinking and analytic reasoning skills


73% application of knowledge and skills to real world settings


64% the ability to analyze and solve complex problems


What happens when a town is confronted by an increase in drug use (during an election season)


bias


small sample


quantitative reasoning


appropriate comparison group


correlation vs. causation


Incorrect (improper?) use of data


ability to filter


what is all of this measuring?


growth


value-added


contributions of sub-traits


comparison to other institutions


comparison to peer groups


but to what purpose?


admissions criteria

subverting accountability

exit exam


by grade level

targeting areas for improvement


by characteristic

targeting areas for improvement


by characteristic

targeting areas for improvement


by characteristic

targeting areas for improvement


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by subscore

targeting areas for improvement


one-on-one guidance

targeting areas for improvement


starting spring 2013

8th graders


aligning collaboration


collegiatelearningassessment.com/contact


aligning faculty development


None of the top ten jobs that will exist in 2010 exist today. Rather than focusing on specific technologies or specific problems, we need to equip students with those concepts that are common to all problems, all technologies, all skills The Jobs Revolution: Changing How America Works. 2004

performance task

bonus


The provision of transferrable skills is as important as the provision of content


January: Performance Task Academy in New York

opportunities to participate


March: Performance Task Academy in Chicago

opportunities to participate


Spring 2012: January 28-April 15 cwra April 1-May 31 cwra+ $22 per student opportunities to participate


chris jackson 212.217.0845 cjackson@cae.org collegiatelearningassessment.org/cwrapresentations

TABS CWRA Handouts  

Handouts from the TABS session on the CWRA entitled "Stop Counting Fish"

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