Alternative assessments toolkit

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Alternative
assessments

Alternative assessments are that which demonstrate proficiency often, over time. Multistage papers and projects, portfolios and multimedia projects are all types of assessments that fall into this category. For any alternate assessments, special care must be taken to ensure that the instructions and evaluation criteria are communicated to the learners with absolute clarity.

Below are just a few examples of an alternative assessment ideas:

  • Paper and project drafting
  • Peer review
  • Portfolios
  • Creating TED Talks
  • Infographics