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Chapter 1. What is Performance-Based Learning and Assessment, and Why is it Important?

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Performance Assessment, Real-World Application, S17TLCI4, F17TLCHE4, Su18RWA, transfer
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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
    • Element B: Teachers use formal and informal methods to assess student learning, provide feedback, and use results to inform planning and instruction.
    • Element D: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • QS I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of and pedagogical expertise in the content they teach.
    • Element B: Teachers develop and implement lessons that connect to a variety of content areas/disciplines and emphasize literacy and mathematical practices.
    • Element C: Teachers demonstrate knowledge of the content, central concepts, inquiry, appropriate evidence-based instructional practices, and specialized characteristics of the disciplines being taught.

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This book chapter shares many examples of performance-based assessment and discusses how it can help you to determine whether a student is able to use what they have learned and apply that knowledge to a real-world problem. 

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Hibbard, K. M., Van Wagenen, L., Lewbel, S., ... Wislocki, J.A. (1996). Chapter 1. What is Performance-Based Learning and Assessment, and Why is it Important? In Teacher's Guide to Performance-Based Learning and Assessment. Retrieved from http://www.ascd.org/publications/books/196021/chapters/What_is_Performan...¢.aspx